formatting numbers

Posted on 2009-02-22
Last Modified: 2013-11-26
The code below is from the MSDN library.
 Generate and display 5 random integers from 50 to 100.
Console.WriteLine("Five random integers between 50 and 100:")
For ctr As Integer = 0 To 4
   Console.Write("{0,8:N0}", rand.Next(50, 101))

Can someone please explain what exactly is meant by the ...

{0,8}  and by N0

Thank you

Question by:KarlTheHopeless
    LVL 27

    Accepted Solution

    The zero is to show the first parameter - rand.Next(50, 101))
    The eight says to reserve 8 columns of width
    N0 means zero decimal places

    Author Closing Comment

    thank you

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