Removing () from decimal value

Posted on 2009-05-18
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I have a string like this ($3.90). I just want 3.90. I did below. But not sure why when I do the add  the value , when replaced and added, comes out 11.90.00 and I get an error that imput is not in correct format.

How can I remove the () and added this?

lblDiscount.Text = decimal.Parse(lblDiscount.Text.Replace("(","").Replace(")","").Substring(1)).ToString() + decimal.Parse(gi["DiscountAmount"].Text.Substring(1)).ToString();

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Question by:Camillia
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Does this make a difference?

lblDiscount.Text = decimal.Parse(lblDiscount.Text.Replace("(","").Replace(")","").Substring(1)) + decimal.Parse(gi["DiscountAmount"].Text.Substring(1));

Author Comment

ID: 24418037
will try in the morning and post back. thanks. Late here.

Author Comment

ID: 24421664
nope, gives an error still..
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jjardine earned 500 total points
ID: 24422006
try breaking your two decimal.Parse statements out into seperate calls to see which one is causing the error.

decimal a = decimal.parse(lblDiscount.Text.Replace("(","").Replace(")","").Substring(1));

decimal b = decimal.parse(gi["DiscountAmount"].Text.Substring(1));

This should show which oneis the problem.  What is in DisocuntAmount?

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ID: 24422577
let me try

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