NumberFormatInfo.CurrencySymbol Property

Gets or sets the string to use as the currency symbol.

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

Syntax

'Declaration
Public Property CurrencySymbol As String
public string CurrencySymbol { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The string to use as the currency symbol. The default for InvariantInfo is "¤".

Exceptions

Exception Condition
ArgumentNullException

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

InvalidOperationException

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

Examples

The following example demonstrates the CurrencySymbol property. This example is part of a larger example provided for the NumberFormatInfo class.

' Display the culture name and currency symbol.
Dim nfi As NumberFormatInfo = ci.NumberFormat
sb.AppendFormat("The currency symbol for '{0}' is '{1}'", _
                ci.DisplayName, nfi.CurrencySymbol)
sb.AppendLine()
// Display the culture name and currency symbol.
NumberFormatInfo nfi = ci.NumberFormat;
sb.AppendFormat("The currency symbol for '{0}' is '{1}'",
    ci.DisplayName, nfi.CurrencySymbol);
sb.AppendLine();

Version Information

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

Platforms

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.