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ASP.NET 2005 - String.Format doesn't affect a text box!

Posted on 2008-06-20
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Hi,

I am trying to format some numbers in my text box by using:

Me.Subscribed_QTY.Text = Format(Me.Subscribed_QTY.Text.ToString, "{0:##,#}")

However, if the value of the text box is 1000 it doesn't change! What should I do?

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by:NeoTeq
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You will need to convert it to a number before it can format it as one.
Me.Subscribed_QTY.Text = CType(Me.Subscribed_QTY.Text, Decimal).ToString("{0:##,#}")

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by:feesu
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Hi NeoTeq,

I tried what you sent me. It doesn't work.
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prairiedog earned 125 total points
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If the value of the text box is always Integer, then you can try:
Me.Subscribed_QTY.Text = String.Format("{0:##,#}", Int32.Parse(Me.Subscribed_QTY.Text))
If the value of the text box is always Decimal, then you can try:
Me.Subscribed_QTY.Text = String.Format("{0:##,#}", Decimal.Parse(Me.Subscribed_QTY.Text))

The second one will also work for Integer values.
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by:prairiedog
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If you got your answer, will you please close the question?
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by:feesu
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prairiedog,

I have tested this code, and observed the following:

1- The formatted number inside the text box cannot be used in calculations; 60,000 is read as 60 !

2- I needed to format the text box even if it's empty but  I am getting an error. How can I do that?

Currently I call this:
 Me.Subscribed_QTY.Text = String.Format("{0:##,#}", Decimal.Parse(Val(Me.Subscribed_QTY.Text)))



Thanks for helping me cuz I'm new to this.
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