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NumberFormatInfo.CurrencyNegativePattern Property

Gets or sets the format pattern for negative currency values.

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

public int CurrencyNegativePattern { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The format pattern for negative currency values. The default for InvariantInfo is 0, which represents "($n)", where "$" is the CurrencySymbol and n is a number.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The property is being set to a value that is less than 0 or greater than 15.

InvalidOperationException

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

The CurrencyNegativePattern property is used with the "C" standard format string to define the pattern of negative currency values. For more information, see Standard Numeric Format Strings. This property has one of the values in the following table. The symbol "$" is the CurrencySymbol, the symbol "-" is the NegativeSign, and n is a number.

Value

Associated pattern

0

($n)

1

-$n

2

$-n

3

$n-

4

(n$)

5

-n$

6

n-$

7

n$-

8

-n $

9

-$ n

10

n $-

11

$ n-

12

$ -n

13

n- $

14

($ n)

15

(n $)

The following example shows how the CurrencyNegativePattern property defines the format of negative currency values. It retrieves all the specific cultures that are defined on the host computer and displays each culture's CurrencyNegativePattern property value, its associated pattern, and a number formatted as a currency value.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Globalization;

public class Example : IComparer<CultureInfo>
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      // Assign possible values and their associated patterns to a  
      // generic Dictionary object.
      Dictionary<int, String> patterns = new Dictionary<int, String>();
      string[] patternStrings= { "($n)", "-$n", "$-n", "$n-", "(n$)", 
                                 "-n$", "n-$", "n$-", "-n $", "-$ n",
                                 "n $-", "$ n-", "$ -n", "n- $", "($ n)",
                                 "(n $)" };    
      for (int ctr = patternStrings.GetLowerBound(0); 
           ctr <= patternStrings.GetUpperBound(0); ctr++) 
         patterns.Add(ctr, patternStrings[ctr]);

      // Retrieve all specific cultures.
      CultureInfo[] cultures = CultureInfo.GetCultures(CultureTypes.SpecificCultures);
      Array.Sort(cultures, new Example());

      double number = -16.335;
      // Display the culture, CurrencyNegativePattern value, associated pattern, and result. 
      foreach (var culture in cultures) 
         Console.WriteLine("{0,-15} {1,2} ({2,5}) {3,15}", culture.Name + ":", 
                           culture.NumberFormat.CurrencyNegativePattern,
                           patterns[culture.NumberFormat.CurrencyNegativePattern],
                           number.ToString("C", culture));
   }

   public int Compare(CultureInfo x, CultureInfo y) 
   {
      return String.Compare(x.Name, y.Name);                           
   }
}
// A portion of the output appears as follows: 
//       ca-ES:           8 ( -n $)        -16,34 € 
//       co-FR:           8 ( -n $)        -16,34 € 
//       cs-CZ:           8 ( -n $)       -16,34 Kč 
//       cy-GB:           1 (  -$n)         -£16.34 
//       da-DK:          12 ( $ -n)      kr. -16,34 
//       de-AT:           9 ( -$ n)        -€ 16,34 
//       de-CH:           2 (  $-n)       Fr.-16.34 
//       de-DE:           8 ( -n $)        -16,34 € 
//       de-LI:           2 (  $-n)       CHF-16.34 
//       de-LU:           8 ( -n $)        -16,34 € 
//       dsb-DE:          8 ( -n $)        -16,34 €

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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