troubleshooting Question

proper way to format a number

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g_johnsonFlag for United States of America asked on
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I need to format a number in VB.Net like so:  #########.#####-

such that the last character in a string with length of 16 is either "-" for a negative number, or " " (space) for a positive number.  The entire string must be 16 characters when done, without leading zeros or trailing zeros.

How do I do that?

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