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# Money currency translated into word for check in VB6 and .NET 2005

Posted on 2010-08-19
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We are looking for a solution or a function or routing where we can translate a currency check amount into words.  For example:

\$10,953.91  in letters/words, would be:

Ten Thousand Nine Hundred fifty three with 91/100

We looking for English and Spanish...

Whats the best way in doing this?
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Question by:rayluvs
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Working on this, but have to call it a night.  Will resume tomorrow.
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Here is sample in what exactly you want ...
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The sample didn't quite work, for 3,751,258.25, it starts with "billion" when supposed to be thousand and also has no cents.
Numbers.jpg
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yes you are right ...no cents!!
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Although, it looks like most of the work is done with that sample.  You could take that code and add into it:

1) a "shift" of 3 to the left to remove the decimal and the cents and assign this to a dollars variable.
2) take the left over cents and display it over /100 during the text output.

That's what my code does, but it's not ready yet.  May take another while to complete my code (I'm working a full-time job at the same time), but here's the start of it.  It's not near completion.
``````MsgBox TranslateCurrency("12.00")

Function TranslateCurrency(myAmount)
Dim Dollars, Cents
If InStr(myAmount, ".") Then
Dollars = Left(myAmount, Len(myAmount)-3)
Cents = Right(myAmount, 2)
Else
Dollars = myAmount
Cents = 0
End If

For I = 1 To Len(Dollars)
NewAmount = DigitToText(Mid(Dollars, I, 1))
Next
TranslateCurrency = NewAmount
End Function

Function DigitToText(Digit)
Select Case Digit
Case "0"
DigitToText = "Zero"
Case "1"
DigitToText = "One"
Case "2"
DigitToText = "Two"
Case "3"
DigitToText = "Three"
Case "4"
DigitToText = "Four"
Case "5"
DigitToText = "Five"
Case "6"
DigitToText = "Six"
Case "7"
DigitToText = "Seven"
Case "8"
DigitToText = "Eight"
Case "9"
DigitToText = "Nine"
Case Else
DigitToText = -1
End Select
End Function
``````
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try this ...i chekced it
`````` Dim oneWords As String = ",One,Two,Three,Four,Five,Six,Seven,Eight,Nine,Ten,Eleven,Twelve,Thirteen,Fourteen,Fifteen,Sixteen,Seventeen,Eighteen,Nineteen"
Dim ones() As String = oneWords.Split(",")
Dim tenWords As String = ",Ten,Twenty,Thirty,Forty,Fifty,Sixty,Seventy,Eighty,Ninety"
Dim tens() As String = tenWords.Split(",")

Private Function Convert(ByVal input As String) As String
input = input.Replace("\$", "").Replace(",", "")
If input.Length > 12 Then Return "Error in input value"
Dim output, dollars, mills, thous, hunds, cents As String
Dim mill, thou, hund, cent As Integer
If input.IndexOf(".") > 0 Then
cents = input.Substring(input.IndexOf(".") + 1).PadRight(2, "0")
If cents = "00" Then cents = "0"
Else
dollars = input.PadLeft(9, "0") : cents = "0"
End If
mill = CType(dollars.Substring(0, 3), Integer) : mills = convertHundreds(mill)
thou = CType(dollars.Substring(3, 3), Integer) : thous = convertHundreds(thou)
hund = CType(dollars.Substring(6, 3), Integer) : hunds = convertHundreds(hund)
cent = CType(cents, Integer) : cents = convertHundreds(cent)
output = IIf(mills.Trim = "", "", mills + " Million ")
output += IIf(thous.Trim = "", "", thous + " Thousand ")
output += IIf(hunds.Trim = "", "", hunds)
output = IIf(output.Length = 0, "Zero Dollars and ", output + " Dollars and ")
output = IIf(output = "One Dollars and ", "One Dollar and ", output)
output += IIf(cents = "", "Zero", cents) + " Cents"
Return output
End Function

Private Function convertHundreds(ByVal input As Integer) As String
Dim output As String
If input <= 99 Then
output = (convertTens(input))
Else
output = ones(Floor(input / 100))
output += " Hundred "
If input - Floor(input / 100) * 100 = 0 Then
output += ""
Else
output += "" + convertTens(input - Floor(input / 100) * 100)
End If
End If
Return output
End Function

Private Function convertTens(ByVal input As Integer) As String
Dim output As String
If input < 20 Then
output = ones(input)
input = 0
Else
output = tens(CType(Floor(input / 10), Integer))
input -= Floor(input / 10) * 10
End If
output = output + IIf(ones(input).Trim = "", "", "-" + ones(input))
Return output
End Function

Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click

Me.Label1.Text = Convert(Me.TextBox1.Text)
End Sub
``````
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Just copy and paste in form ...
input from Textbox1
output from Label1
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i forgot the namespace....Sorry
Imports.System.Math
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Ok.. I paste it and run it and it doesn't work... its giving me Error      Name 'ones' is not declared.

I inserted the texbox and the label, then double click on the form and copy as suggested, am I doing something wrong?
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John (Yiannis) Toutountzoglou earned 2000 total points
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the code is correct ....put the namespace iittially and after End sub of your form laod event copy it and paste it ...it works
``````    Dim oneWords As String = ",One,Two,Three,Four,Five,Six,Seven,Eight,Nine,Ten,Eleven,Twelve,Thirteen,Fourteen,Fifteen,Sixteen,Seventeen,Eighteen,Nineteen"
Dim ones() As String = oneWords.Split(",")
Dim tenWords As String = ",Ten,Twenty,Thirty,Forty,Fifty,Sixty,Seventy,Eighty,Ninety"
Dim tens() As String = tenWords.Split(",")

Private Function Convert(ByVal input As String) As String
input = input.Replace("\$", "").Replace(",", "")
If input.Length > 12 Then Return "Error in input value"
Dim output, dollars, mills, thous, hunds, cents As String
Dim mill, thou, hund, cent As Integer
If input.IndexOf(".") > 0 Then
cents = input.Substring(input.IndexOf(".") + 1).PadRight(2, "0")
If cents = "00" Then cents = "0"
Else
dollars = input.PadLeft(9, "0") : cents = "0"
End If
mill = CType(dollars.Substring(0, 3), Integer) : mills = convertHundreds(mill)
thou = CType(dollars.Substring(3, 3), Integer) : thous = convertHundreds(thou)
hund = CType(dollars.Substring(6, 3), Integer) : hunds = convertHundreds(hund)
cent = CType(cents, Integer) : cents = convertHundreds(cent)
output = IIf(mills.Trim = "", "", mills + " Million ")
output += IIf(thous.Trim = "", "", thous + " Thousand ")
output += IIf(hunds.Trim = "", "", hunds)
output = IIf(output.Length = 0, "Zero Dollars and ", output + " Dollars and ")
output = IIf(output = "One Dollars and ", "One Dollar and ", output)
output += IIf(cents = "", "Zero", cents) + " Cents"
Return output
End Function

Private Function convertHundreds(ByVal input As Integer) As String
Dim output As String
If input <= 99 Then
output = (convertTens(input))
Else
output = ones(Floor(input / 100))
output += " Hundred "
If input - Floor(input / 100) * 100 = 0 Then
output += ""
Else
output += "" + convertTens(input - Floor(input / 100) * 100)
End If
End If
Return output
End Function

Private Function convertTens(ByVal input As Integer) As String
Dim output As String
If input < 20 Then
output = ones(input)
input = 0
Else
output = tens(CType(Floor(input / 10), Integer))
input -= Floor(input / 10) * 10
End If
output = output + IIf(ones(input).Trim = "", "", "-" + ones(input))
Return output
End Function
``````
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see this
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Did not quite understand what you mean by iittially, maybe "initially"?, but Thanx for your patience, I'm not pro in .NET, so here it goes:

To be more specific, when I create a new project and double-click on form1, I get:

Public Class Form1

Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)

End Sub
End Class

I place the code (lines 1 thru 58) right after "End sub" and before " End Class"

The namespace, which I assume its Imports.System.Math, where exactly do I place it? before "End sub" ?

Like this:

Public Class Form1

Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)
Imports.System.Math
End Sub
<< code copied here>>
Imports.System.Math
End Class

Would this be correct?
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Imports.System.Math

Public Class Form1

Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)

End Sub
<< code copied here>>

End Class
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Done... I get the following errors:

Error      1      Identifier expected.
(on line Imports.System.Math)
Error      2      Name 'Floor' is not declared.
(on line If input - Floor(input / 100) * 100 = 0 Then)
(this last error appears 6 times on all "Floor")

FYI: i'm running this in VB 2008 Express Edition

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John (Yiannis) Toutountzoglou earned 2000 total points
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the errors are  due to namespace...
also the floor deppents on math ...LET me ceck it because you are using 2005
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Ok thanx

FYI: Im using 2008, Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition
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Ok I found it.... i delete the ".".... its "Imports System.Math"
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try it now with a button click
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did you try it?
Because you want it in pounds (English) Replace the Word Dollar with Pounds...Now in spanish You can adjust the code to your own Current Money Words
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thanx, it worked perfectly
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Won't You accept a solution?
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If My Solution Works For You Why Don't You Accept it ?   :)
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