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NumberNegativePattern Property

NumberFormatInfo.NumberNegativePattern Property

Gets or sets the format pattern for negative numeric values.

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

public int NumberNegativePattern { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The format pattern for negative numeric values.

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 object is read-only.

The NumberNegativePattern property defines the format of negative values formatted with the "N" standard numeric format string. 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 default value for the invariant culture returned by the InvariantInfo property is 1, which represents "-n", where n is a number.

The following example displays a value using different NumberNegativePattern patterns.

 using System;
 using System.Globalization;

 class Example
 {
     public static void Main()  {

       // Create a new NumberFormatinfo.
       NumberFormatInfo nfi = new NumberFormatInfo();

       // Define a negative value.
       Int64 value = -1234;

       // Display the value with default formatting.
        Console.WriteLine("{0,-20} {1,-10}", "Default:", 
                          value.ToString("N", nfi));

       // Display the value with other patterns. 
       for (int i = 0; i <= 4; i++)  {
          nfi.NumberNegativePattern = i;
            Console.WriteLine("{0,-20} {1,-10}", 
                              String.Format("Pattern {0}:", 
                                            nfi.NumberNegativePattern), 
                              value.ToString("N", nfi));
       }
   }
}
// The example displays 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: 4.6, 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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