NumberFormatInfo.CurrencyDecimalSeparator Property

Gets or sets the string to use as the decimal separator in currency values.

Namespace:  System.Globalization
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public string CurrencyDecimalSeparator { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The string to use as the decimal separator in currency values. The default for InvariantInfo is ".".


The property is being set to null.


The property is being set and the NumberFormatInfo object is read-only.


The property is being set to an empty string.

The following example demonstrates the effect of changing the CurrencyDecimalSeparator property.

using System;
using System.Globalization;

class Example

   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)

      // Gets a NumberFormatInfo associated with the en-US culture.
      NumberFormatInfo nfi = new CultureInfo("en-US").NumberFormat;

      // Displays a value with the default separator (".").
      Int64 myInt = 123456789;
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(myInt.ToString("C", nfi)) + "\n";

      // Displays the same value with a blank as the separator.
      nfi.CurrencyDecimalSeparator = " ";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(myInt.ToString("C", nfi)) + "\n";


This code produces the following output.

$123,456,789 00


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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