Solved

C# FormatString Thousands formatting

Posted on 2013-02-07
5
415 Views
Last Modified: 2013-03-26
Hi,

I currently use the following FormatString to display Thousands as K.

"#,##0,K";

This works well to convert, say, 150000 to 150k, but I need to tweak it slightly to display a decimal of the hundreds. So, 1500 would be 1.5k and 5500 would be 5.5k.

Is there a FormatString to achieve this?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:wint100
5 Comments
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:apresto
ID: 38863148
Good morning :)

Would this work for you:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2134161/format-number-like-stackoverflow-rounded-to-thousands-with-k-suffix

code extract:

static string FormatNumber(int num) {
    if (num >= 100000)
        return FormatNumber(num / 1000) + "K";
    if (num >= 10000) {
        return (num / 1000D).ToString("0.#") + "K";
    }
    return num.ToString("#,0");
}

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:John (Yiannis) Toutountzoglou
ID: 38863210
apresto 's solution work but he is exceedning a "Zero" (just for info)
static string FormatNumber(int num) {
    if (num >= 10000)  'one "0" less
        return FormatNumber(num / 1000) + "K";
    if (num >= 1000) {  'one "0" less
        return (num / 1000D).ToString("0.#") + "K";
    }
    return num.ToString("#,0");
}

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:wint100
ID: 38863221
That is looking good, but I need to use a Formatter as I am writing this to a Charts YAxis Label FormatString property, and the actual value must be of numeric Type to display on the Chart's YAxis.

Chart1.AxesY[0].Title = "kWh";
                        var maxDataValue = app.ElecAnnualData.Max(u => u._day_data);
                        if (maxDataValue > 1000)
                        {
                            Chart1.AxesY[0].ValueFormatString = "#,##0,K";
                            Chart1.AxesY[0].Title = "Thousands kWh";

                        }

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:wint100
ID: 38863293
The decimal can be there at all times, it doesn't hust have to be size dependant.

So:
1.5k
96.6k
150.1k
Etc..
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
Srinivasulu Muppala earned 500 total points
ID: 38867439
0

Featured Post

3 Use Cases for Connected Systems

Our Dev teams are like yours. They’re continually cranking out code for new features/bugs fixes, testing, deploying, testing some more, responding to production monitoring events and more. It’s complex. So, we thought you’d like to see what’s working for us.

Question has a verified solution.

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

For those of you who don't follow the news, or just happen to live under rocks, Microsoft Research released a beta SDK (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27876) for the Xbox 360 Kinect. If you don't know what a Kinect is (http:…
A long time ago (May 2011), I have written an article showing you how to create a DLL using Visual Studio 2005 to be hosted in SQL Server 2005. That was valid at that time and it is still valid if you are still using these versions. You can still re…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview how to record your screen with Microsoft Expression Encoder. This program is still free and open for the public to download. This will be demonstrated using Microsoft Expression Encoder 4.
Edureka is one of the fastest growing and most effective online learning sites.  We are here to help you succeed.

911 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now