Solved

How to group number digits from Eval ?

Posted on 2010-08-12
5
335 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I have this line <asp:Label ID="LabelTotalAdsNum" runat="server" Font-Bold="True"                          Text='<%# Eval("ActiveAds") %>'></asp:Label>

I want the number to be displayed with 3 digits groups, like 89,000 instead of 89000

How can I accomplish this?

I use Visual Studio 2010 / ASP.NET / C#
0
Comment
Question by:evo_x
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:GLoad
ID: 33425953
Try using  Text='<%# Eval("ActiveAds").ToString("#,###") %>'

You might need to also check that your datavalue (ie ActiveAds) is an numeric type like an int or a long. If it isn't you might need to parse it first to access the numeric format strings.

So.. if the above doesn't work, try the following:

 Text='<%# Int32.Parts(Eval("ActiveAds")).ToString("#,###") %>'
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:evo_x
ID: 33426042
it does not work...
the first line generates this error:
CS1501: No overload for method 'ToString' takes 1 arguments


and the second line generates this error:
CS0117: 'int' does not contain a definition for 'Parts'
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:GLoad
ID: 33426126
I've tested this in a repeater using the code

 Text='<%# Int32.Parse(Eval("ActiveAds").ToString()).ToString("#,###") %>'

and it works fine. Not sure what your underlying datatype is, but I'm sure that works. If you don't want to eval to a string, then convert back to an Int, it can also be cast using:

 Text='<%# ((int)Eval("ActiveAds")).ToString("#,###") %>'

Where is your data coming from and how is it formatted?
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:evo_x
ID: 33426193
The data is comming from cached ObjectDataSource I am not sure what kind of data does that return.

I have tried again your last suggestions, but I still get errors
Parser Error Message: The server tag is not well formed.

Source Error:


Line 52:                     <p>
Line 53:                         <asp:Label ID="LabelTotalAds" runat="server" Font-Bold="True" Text="Total Ads:" ForeColor="#660033"></asp:Label>
Line 54: &nbsp;<asp:Label ID="LabelTotalAdsNum" runat="server" Font-Bold="True" Text='<%# ((int)Eval("ActiveAds")).ToString("#,###") %>'</asp:Label>
Line 55:                     </p>
Line 56:                     </div>
 
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
GLoad earned 500 total points
ID: 33426457
You've dropped the end of your label tag there.

<asp:Label ID="LabelTotalAdsNum" runat="server" Font-Bold="True" Text='<%# ((int)Eval("ActiveAds")).ToString("#,###") %>'</asp:Label>

should be

<asp:Label ID="LabelTotalAdsNum" runat="server" Font-Bold="True" Text='<%# ((int)Eval("ActiveAds")).ToString("#,###") %>'></asp:Label>
0

Featured Post

Will your db performance match your db growth?

In Percona’s white paper “Performance at Scale: Keeping Your Database on Its Toes,” we take a high-level approach to what you need to think about when planning for database scalability.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A Change in PHP Behavior with Session Write Short Circuit (http://php.net/manual/en/book.session.php#116217) (Winter 2014)** With the release of PHP 5.6 the session handler changed in a way that many think should be considered a bug.  See the note …
A publishing tool, a Version Control System, or a Collaboration Platform! These can be some of the defining words for the two very famous web-hosting Git repositories: Bitbucket and Github. Git is widely used amongst the programmers and developers f…
This video teaches viewers how to create their own website using cPanel and Wordpress. Tutorial walks users through how to set up their own domain name from tools like Domain Registrar, Hosting Account, and Wordpress. More specifically, the order in…
Learn how to set-up custom confirmation messages to users who complete your Wufoo form. Include inputs from fields in your form, webpage redirects, and more with Wufoo’s confirmation options.

623 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question