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Removing () from decimal value

Posted on 2009-05-18
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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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by:jjardine
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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));
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by:Camillia
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will try in the morning and post back. thanks. Late here.
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by:Camillia
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nope, gives an error still..
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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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by:Camillia
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let me try
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