format currency in a repeater

Posted on 2007-12-02
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Last Modified: 2013-11-07
In ASP.NET 2.0 with C# I have a repeater that is bounded to a datatanle.
I have there  inside a <td> the following field:
 <%# Eval("MinPrice")%>
If I write it like this:  <%# Eval("MinPrice", "{0:C}")%>  it does not show the currency sign
so I want to prepare it in the code behind in the repeater ItemDataBound event.
If I do there:
string AmountStr1 = String.Format("{0:C}", decimal.Parse(tempAmount));
I get the appropriate value. but in the databound event of the repeater I know how to deal with values from controls like button, hyperlink, hiddenfiels. but what do I do with value that is a field in the repeater but has no control?
How do I work on it and return it to the repeater?
Question by:ANAT2403
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by:Mortaza Doulaty
ID: 20391607
You can use:

<%#String.Format("{0:C}", Eval("[Amount_mny]"))%>

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by:Dustin Hopkins
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Since you want to do this in the code behind, instead of using the event create a function and send the eval to it.
Front End

<asp:Label ID="Label1" runat="server" Text='<%# formatcurrency(Eval("MinPrice")) %>' ></asp:Label>

Code behind:
public object formatcurrency(double amount)
    return amount.ToString("c");

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<%# Eval("MinPrice", "{0:C}")%>   should work fine,  just add HtmlEncode="false" to your datagrid, repeater or whatever control you have...
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ANAT2403 earned 0 total points
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In the repeater I did not find an option of HtmlEncode="false"  but I manage to solve the problem in the
code behind like this:
            Label lblMax = (Label)e.Item.FindControl("lblMaxPrice");
            string maxpStr = String.Format("{0:C}", decimal.Parse(lblMax.Text));
            lblMax.Text = maxpStr.ToString();
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by:Mortaza Doulaty
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This would certainly solve your problem:

<%#string.Format("{0:C}", Eval("[Amount_mny]"))%>

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Sorry but still only the dealing in code behind work.

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