NumberFormatInfo.NegativeSign Property

 

Gets or sets the string that denotes that the associated number is negative.

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

Public Property NegativeSign As String

Property Value

Type: System.String

The string that denotes that the associated number is negative. The default for InvariantInfo is "-".

Exception Condition
ArgumentNullException

The property is being set to null.

InvalidOperationException

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

This property is used in both formatting and parsing operations. For more information on its use in formatting operations, see the Standard Numeric Format Strings and Custom Numeric Format Strings topics.

The following example instantiates a read-write CultureInfo object that represents the invariant culture and assigns the OVERLINE character (U+203E) to its NegativeSign property. It then uses this CultureInfo object to format an array of negative floating-point numbers.

Imports System.Globalization

Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim ci As CultureInfo = CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("")
      ci.NumberFormat.NegativeSign = ChrW(&h203E)
      Dim numbers() As Double = { -1.0, -16.3, -106.35 }

      For Each number In numbers
         Console.WriteLine(number.ToString(culture))
      Next
   End Sub
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'       ‾1
'       ‾16.3
'       ‾106.35

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