NumberFormatInfo.PercentNegativePattern Property


Gets or sets the format pattern for negative percent values.

 property int PercentNegativePattern { int get(); void set(int value); };
public int PercentNegativePattern { get; set; }
member this.PercentNegativePattern : int with get, set
Public Property PercentNegativePattern As Integer

Property Value


The format pattern for negative percent values. The default for InvariantInfo is 0, which represents "-n %", where "%" is the PercentSymbol and n is a number.


The property is being set to a value that is less than 0 or greater than 11.

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


The PercentNegativePattern property is used with the "P" standard format string to define the pattern of negative percentage values. For more information, see Standard Numeric Format Strings. This property has one of the values in the following table. The symbol "%" is the PercentSymbol, the symbol "-" is the NegativeSign, and n is a number. Values 3-11 were introduced in the .NET Framework 2.0 and cannot be used in earlier versions.

Value Associated pattern
0 -n %
1 -n%
2 -%n
3 %-n
4 %n-
5 n-%
6 n%-
7 -% n
8 n %-
9 % n-
10 % -n
11 n- %

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