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NumberFormatInfo.PercentGroupSeparator Property

Gets or sets the string that separates groups of digits to the left of the decimal in percent values.

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

'Declaration
Public Property PercentGroupSeparator As String

Property Value

Type: System.String
The string that separates groups of digits to the left of the decimal in percent values. 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 PercentGroupSeparator property is used with the "P" standard format string to define the symbol that separates groups of integers. For more information, see Standard Numeric Format Strings.

The following example demonstrates the effect of changing the PercentGroupSeparator property.

Imports System
Imports System.Globalization

Class NumberFormatInfoSample

   Public Shared Sub Main()

      ' Gets a NumberFormatInfo associated with the en-US culture. 
      Dim nfi As NumberFormatInfo = New CultureInfo("en-US", False).NumberFormat

      ' Displays a value with the default separator (","). 
      Dim myInt As [Double] = 1234.5678
      Console.WriteLine(myInt.ToString("P", nfi))

      ' Displays the same value with a blank as the separator.
      nfi.PercentGroupSeparator = " "
      Console.WriteLine(myInt.ToString("P", nfi))

   End Sub 'Main 

End Class 'NumberFormatInfoSample


'This code produces the following output. 



'123,456.78 % 

'123 456.78 %

.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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