Decimals and thousands separators in a numeric DataGrid Column

Hi,

I’d like column1 of my datagrid to be formatted to display numbers with a fixed number of decimals (e.g. 1, 2 or 3) and yet be formatted with  thousands  separators.

Does anyone know how to do that?

To format with thousands separators this is the code I use but it doesn’t allow for decimals:

Dim dgTextBoxColumn1 As DataGridTextBoxColumn = MyDataGrid.TableStyles("tProduits").GridColumnStyles("MyColumn")
dgTextBoxColumn1.Format = "#,#"

Any help shall be greatly appreciated.
GhanisenAsked:
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iboutchkineCommented:
you need to create TableStyle

Public Sub AddFormattedColumn()
    Dim tsProducts As New DataGridTableStyle
    tsProducts.MappingName = "Products"

    ' Create a new column style
    Dim csUnitPrice As New DataGridTextBoxColumn()
    csUnitPrice.MappingName = "UnitPrice"
    csUnitPrice.HeaderText= "Unit Price"
    ' Set the format of the column
    ' NOTE: The data must be of type Integer to for it to be
    ' formatted correctly as a currency.
    csUnitPrice.Format = "c"
    '-----------------------

    tsProducts.GridColumnStyles.Add(csUnitPrice)
    DataGrid1.TableStyles.Add(tsProducts)
End Sub


Format   Input                                                   Output
d           February 12, 1976                                 2/12/1976
D           February 12, 1976                                 Thursday, February 12, 1976
T           11:38:00 PM                                         11:38:00 PM
t            11:38:00 PM                                         11:38 PM
F           Thursday, February 12, 1976 11:38:16 PM Thursday, February 12, 1976 11:38:16 PM
f            Thursday, February 12, 1976 11:38:16 PM Thursday February 12, 1976 11:38
C           32.98                                                   $32.98

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also

 Dim col1 As DataGridTextBoxColumn
   col1 = New DataGridTextBoxColumn()
   gridStyle.GridColumnStyles.Add(col1)
   col1.TextBox.Enabled = False
   col1.Format = "[#0]" 'write number in [..]
   col1.Alignment = HorizontalAlignment.Right
   col1.HeaderText = "ID"
   col1.MappingName = "employeeid"
   Dim col2 As DataGridTextBoxColumn
   col2 = New DataGridTextBoxColumn()
   gridStyle.GridColumnStyles.Add(col2)
   col2.HeaderText = "Last Name"
   col2.MappingName = "lastname"
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GhanisenAuthor Commented:
Hi Iboutchkine,

My question wasn't about currency data but only plain numeric data. So it should be "n" instead of "c".

I found also another way to do it with a custom format:

 Dim dgTextBoxColumn6 As DataGridTextBoxColumn = _
               dgr.TableStyles("tProduits"). _
               GridColumnStyles("QuantStock")
        ' Format avec séparateur de milliers prédéfini
        dgTextBoxColumn6.Format = "#.#0,000"

The number of 0 after the coma determines the number of decimals. It works.

Thank you for your effort. You still deserve 500 points. Bye Iboutchkine.
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