NumberFormatInfo.NumberDecimalSeparator Property

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Gets or sets the string to use as the decimal separator in numeric values.

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

Syntax

Public Property NumberDecimalSeparator As String
public string NumberDecimalSeparator { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System..::.String
The string to use as the decimal separator in numeric values. The default for InvariantInfo is ".".

Exceptions

Exception Condition
ArgumentNullException

The property is being set to nullNothingnullptra null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

InvalidOperationException

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

ArgumentException

The property is being set to an empty string.

Examples

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

Imports System.Globalization

Class Example

   Public Shared Sub Demo(ByVal outputBlock As System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock)

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

      ' Displays a value with the default separator (".").
      Dim myInt As Int64 = 123456789
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(myInt.ToString("N", nfi)) & vbCrLf

      ' Displays the same value with a blank as the separator.
      nfi.NumberDecimalSeparator = " "
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(myInt.ToString("N", nfi)) & vbCrLf
   End Sub 
End Class 
'
' This example produces the following output.
'       123,456,789.00
'       123,456,789 00
using System;
using System.Globalization;

class Example
{

   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
   {

      // Gets a NumberFormatInfo associated with the en-US culture.
      NumberFormatInfo nfi = new CultureInfo("en-US").NumberFormat;

      // Displays a value with the default separator (".").
      Int64 myInt = 123456789;
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(myInt.ToString("N", nfi)) + "\n";

      // Displays the same value with a blank as the separator.
      nfi.NumberDecimalSeparator = " ";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format(myInt.ToString("N", nfi)) + "\n";

   }
}


/* 
This code produces the following output.

123,456,789.00
123,456,789 00
*/

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Platforms

Windows Phone

See Also

Reference

NumberFormatInfo Class

System.Globalization Namespace

NumberDecimalDigits

NumberGroupSeparator

NumberGroupSizes

NaNSymbol

NumberNegativePattern

CurrencyDecimalSeparator

PercentDecimalSeparator