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NumberFormatInfo.NumberNegativePattern Property

Gets or sets the format pattern for negative numeric values.

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

public int NumberNegativePattern { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The format pattern for negative numeric values. The default for InvariantInfo is 1, which represents "-n", where n is a number.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The property is being set to a value that is less than 0 or greater than 4.

InvalidOperationException

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

This property has one of the values in the following table. The symbol "-" is the NegativeSign and n is a number.

Value

Associated Pattern

0

(n)

1

-n

2

- n

3

n-

4

n -

The following example prints a value using different NumberNegativePattern patterns.


 using System;
 using System.Globalization;
 class SamplesNumberFormatInfo  {

    public static void Main()  {

       // Creates a new NumberFormatinfo.
       NumberFormatInfo myNfi = new NumberFormatInfo();

       // Takes a negative value.
       Int64 myInt = -1234;

       // Displays the value with default formatting.
       Console.WriteLine( "Default  \t:\t{0}", myInt.ToString( "N", myNfi ) );

       // Displays the value with other patterns.
       for ( int i = 0; i <= 4; i++ )  {
          myNfi.NumberNegativePattern = i;
          Console.WriteLine( "Pattern {0}\t:\t{1}", myNfi.NumberNegativePattern, myInt.ToString( "N", myNfi ) );
       }
    }
 }
 /*
 This code produces the following output.

 Default         :       (1,234.00)
 Pattern 0       :       (1,234.00)
 Pattern 1       :       -1,234.00
 Pattern 2       :       - 1,234.00
 Pattern 3       :       1,234.00-
 Pattern 4       :       1,234.00 -
*/


.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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