Problem with localization for international users

I have a payment processing screen which work great for US based users. But for some users outside of US in Chile and Brazil, the amount of $95.00 comes in as $95,00 (with a coma) and that is processed as $9500.00 by

Code is like this -
               string CCAmount = payment.Amount.ToString("#######.00");

How do I fix this localization issue.

Side note - Even the date came in as - '18-03-2011 16:23:24' but date is not a problem as I can handle that. I am not sure how to handle the amount part.
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wdosanjosConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Try this:

System.Globalization.CultureInfo usCulture = new System.Globalization.CultureInfo("en-US");
string CCAmount = payment.Amount.ToString("#######.00", usCulture);

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I hope this helps.
Carl TawnSystems and Integration DeveloperCommented:
Sounds like you need to enforce a specific culture for your page:
nsdlsandyAuthor Commented:
I have this in the web.config

    <globalization requestEncoding="utf-8" responseEncoding="utf-8" enableClientBasedCulture="true" culture="auto" uiCulture="auto" />

According to the article above, this should take care of specific culture. Please let me know what else I should try.
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Carl TawnConnect With a Mentor Systems and Integration DeveloperCommented:
Auto lets the browser use it's current system settings to decide. Whereas it seems like you want to force it into US format, in which case you would set it to en-US rather than auto
nsdlsandyAuthor Commented:

I changed web.config entry -
    <globalization requestEncoding="utf-8" responseEncoding="utf-8" enableClientBasedCulture="false" culture="en-US" uiCulture="en-US" />

Still it is showing the comma in the currecy. Please see the attached screen shot. I am able to replicate this issue by changing the Language to Spanish(Chile) in the browser. Please let me know what else I can try.


Without Comma , the currency with English(United States) comes right as shown below

nsdlsandyAuthor Commented:

Thanks for your suggestion. I will try to do the code change and test it out.

Chinmay PatelEnterprise ArchitectCommented:

wdosanjos has given the perfect solution, only change I would suggest is to not to declare an extra variable[and if you are doing such conversion a lot then create a global instance]

string CCAmount = payment.Amount.ToString("#######.00", new System.Globalization.CultureInfo("en-US")); 

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nsdlsandyAuthor Commented:
Helped in solving my issue
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