CurrencySymbol Property

NumberFormatInfo.CurrencySymbol Property

Gets or sets the string to use as the currency symbol.

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

public string CurrencySymbol { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The string to use as the currency symbol. The default for InvariantInfo is "¤".


The property is being set to null.


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

The following example demonstrates the CurrencySymbol property. This example is part of a larger example provided for the NumberFormatInfo class.

// Display the culture name and currency symbol.
NumberFormatInfo nfi = ci.NumberFormat;
sb.AppendFormat("The currency symbol for '{0}' is '{1}'",
    ci.DisplayName, nfi.CurrencySymbol);

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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