NumberFormatInfo::CurrencyGroupSeparator Property


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Gets or sets the string that separates groups of digits to the left of the decimal in currency values.

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

property String^ CurrencyGroupSeparator {
	String^ get();
	void set(String^ value);

Property Value

Type: System::String^

The string that separates groups of digits to the left of the decimal in currency values. The default for InvariantInfo is ",".

Exception Condition

The property is being set to null.


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

The initial value of this property is derived from the settings in the Regional and Language item in Control Panel.

The CurrencyGroupSeparator property is used with the "C" standard format string to define the symbol that separates groups of integral digits. For more information, see Standard Numeric Format Strings.

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

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Globalization;
int main()

   // Gets a NumberFormatInfo associated with the en-US culture.
   CultureInfo^ MyCI = gcnew CultureInfo( "en-US",false );
   NumberFormatInfo^ nfi = MyCI->NumberFormat;

   // Displays a value with the default separator (S", ").
   Int64 myInt = 123456789;
   Console::WriteLine( myInt.ToString( "C", nfi ) );

   // Displays the same value with a blank as the separator.
   nfi->CurrencyGroupSeparator = " ";
   Console::WriteLine( myInt.ToString( "C", nfi ) );

This code produces the following output.

$123, 456, 789.00
$123 456 789.00

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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