# Predefined Numeric Formats (Format Function)

**Visual Studio 2008**

The following table identifies the predefined numeric format names. These may be used by name as the style argument for the Format function:

Format name | Description |
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General Number, G, or g | Displays number with no thousand separator. |

Currency, C, or c | Displays number with thousand separator, if appropriate; displays two digits to the right of the decimal separator. Output is based on system locale settings. |

Fixed, F, or f | Displays at least one digit to the left and two digits to the right of the decimal separator. |

Standard, N, or n | Displays number with thousand separator, at least one digit to the left and two digits to the right of the decimal separator. |

Percent | Displays number multiplied by 100 with a percent sign (%) appended immediately to the right; always displays two digits to the right of the decimal separator. |

P, or p | Displays number with thousandths separator multiplied by 100 with a percent sign (%) appended to the right and separated by a single space; always displays two digits to the right of the decimal separator. |

Scientific | Uses standard scientific notation, providing two significant digits. |

E, or e | Uses standard scientific notation, providing six significant digits. |

D, or d | Displays number as a string that contains the value of the number in Decimal (base 10) format. This option is supported for integral types (Byte, Short, Integer, Long) only. |

X, or x | Displays number as a string that contains the value of the number in Hexadecimal (base 16) format. This option is supported for integral types (Byte, Short, Integer, Long) only. |

Yes/No | Displays No if number is 0; otherwise, displays Yes. |

True/False | Displays False if number is 0; otherwise, displays True. |

On/Off | Displays Off if number is 0; otherwise, displays On. |

Namespace: Microsoft.VisualBasic

Module: Strings

Assembly: Visual Basic Runtime Library (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)