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I am using DataGridView. User can enter values in  the cells. My question is how  I can format entered values.
Let say user entered 50 and I want to display it  as $50.00.

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You can use the DataFormatString property of the BoundField to indicate how to display the data:

<asp:BoundField DataField="UnitPrice" DataFormatString="{0:c}"
          HeaderText="Price"
            HtmlEncode="False" SortExpression="UnitPrice" />

Using the value "{0:c}" will format the value into currency.

This MSDN article explains more options that can be used to further customize data formating:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.web.ui.webcontrols.boundfield.dataformatstring.aspx
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the grid is not data bound. I came up with code that allows me to do so. Thank you for your response
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