TextBox.DecimalPlaces property (Access)

You can use the DecimalPlaces property to specify the number of decimal places that Microsoft Access uses to display numbers. Read/write Byte.

Syntax

expression.DecimalPlaces

expression A variable that represents a TextBox object.

Remarks

The DecimalPlaces property uses the following settings.

Setting Visual Basic Description
Auto 255 (Default) Numbers appear as specified by the Format property setting.
0 to 15 0 to 15 Digits to the right of the decimal separator appear with the specified number of decimal places.

Digits to the left of the decimal separator appear as specified by the Format property setting.

You should set the DecimalPlaces property in the table's property sheet. A bound control that you create on a form or report inherits the DecimalPlaces property set in the field in the underlying table or query, so you won't have to specify the property individually for every bound control that you create.

The DecimalPlaces property setting has no effect if the Format property is blank or is set to General Number.

The DecimalPlaces property affects only the number of decimal places that display, not how many decimal places are stored. To change the way that a number is stored, you must change the FieldSize property in table Design view.

You can use the DecimalPlaces property to display numbers differently from the Format property setting or from the way that they are stored. For example, the Currency setting of the Format property displays only two decimal places ($5.35). To display Currency numbers with four decimal places (for example, $5.3523), set the DecimalPlaces property to 4.

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