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VB.NET Language in a Nutshell, Second Edition by Steven Roman PhD, Paul Lomax, Ron Petrusha

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Name

FormatCurrency, FormatNumber, FormatPercent Functions

Class

Microsoft. VisualBasic. Strings

Syntax

FormatCurrency(expression[,NumDigitsAfterDecimal][, _
     IncludeLeadingDigit[,UseParensForNegativeNumbers[, _
     GroupDigits]]]]) 

FormatNumber(expression[,NumDigitsAfterDecimal][, _
     IncludeLeadingDigit[,UseParensForNegativeNumbers[, _
     GroupDigits]]]]) 

FormatPercent(expression[,NumDigitsAfterDecimal][, _
     IncludeLeadingDigit[,UseParensForNegativeNumbers[, _
     GroupDigits]]]])
expression (required; Object)

The number or numeric expression to be formatted.

NumDigitsAfterDecimal (optional; Long)

The number of digits the formatted string should contain after the decimal point.

IncludeLeadingDigit (optional; TriState constant)

Indicates whether the formatted string is to have a 0 before floating point numbers between 1 and -1.

UseParensForNegativeNumbers (optional; TriState constant)

Specifies whether parentheses should be placed around negative numbers.

GroupDigits (optional; TriState constant)

Determines whether digits in the returned string should be grouped using the delimiter specified in the computer’s regional settings. For example, on English language systems, the value 1000000 is returned as 1,000,000 if GroupDigits is True.

Return Value

String

Description

Functions used to format currency, numbers, and percentages.

The three functions are almost identical. They all take identical arguments. The only difference is that FormatCurrency returns a formatted number beginning with the currency ...

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