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NumberFormatInfo.CurrencySymbol Property

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

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

'Declaration
Public Property CurrencySymbol As String

Property Value

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

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

The property is being set to Nothing.

InvalidOperationException

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

The string assigned to the CurrencySymbol property is included in the result string when a numeric value is formatted with the "C" standard numeric format specifier.

The following example displays the currency symbol for the current culture and uses the "C" standard numeric format string to format a currency value.

Imports System.Globalization
Imports System.Threading

Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim value As Decimal = 106.25d
      Console.WriteLine("Current Culture: {0}",
                        CultureInfo.CurrentCulture.Name)
      Console.WriteLine("Currency Symbol: {0}",
                        NumberFormatInfo.CurrentInfo.CurrencySymbol)
      Console.WriteLine("Currency Value:  {0:C2}", value)
   End Sub 
End Module 
' The example displays output like the following: 
'       Current Culture: en-US 
'       Currency Symbol: $ 
'       Currency Value:  $106.25

.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

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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