Solved

C# Padding ,with negative sign infront of padding if number is less than 0

Posted on 2015-01-22
4
102 Views
Last Modified: 2015-01-22
I would like assistance on how I can write below like  on step a.  the code provided below is writting like on step b.  I would like to put the nagtive infront of padding  instead of it padding first with 0 and then put negative sign with the amount.

-157.07  as Amount --  My data coming from the reader looks like this .

a.               -000000157.07
b .               000000-157.07



 double amount = 0;
            amount = amount + Double.Parse(reader["Amount"].ToString());
            string stramount = amount.ToString("F", CultureInfo.InvariantCulture);
writeline( stramount.PadLeft(13, '0'))

Please help.  data is coming from sql server
0
Comment
Question by:valentinemhlanga
[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
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 65

Assisted Solution

by:Jim Horn
Jim Horn earned 200 total points
ID: 40564642
Don't know about C# specific, but you're missing the absolute value ABS() function to write the number.

The T-SQL would be..
Declare @amt money = -157.07

SELECT 
   CASE WHEN @amt < 0 THEN '-' ELSE '0' END + 
   RIGHT('000000000' + CAST(ABS(@amt) as varchar(12)), 12) 

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 63

Accepted Solution

by:
Fernando Soto earned 300 total points
ID: 40564700
Hi valentinemhlanga;

The following line of code should give you what you need.

Console.WriteLine("{0:000000000.00}", amount);
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:valentinemhlanga
ID: 40564825
Thank you Fernando Soto and : Jim Horn for your quick responses , I ended up using Fernando 's  answer as it was just making few changes to my code
0
 
LVL 63

Expert Comment

by:Fernando Soto
ID: 40564836
Not a problem valentinemhlanga, glad to help.
0

Featured Post

Salesforce Has Never Been Easier

Improve and reinforce salesforce training & adoption using WalkMe's digital adoption platform. Start saving on costly employee training by creating fast intuitive Walk-Thrus for Salesforce. Claim your Free Account Now

Question has a verified solution.

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

It was really hard time for me to get the understanding of Delegates in C#. I went through many websites and articles but I found them very clumsy. After going through those sites, I noted down the points in a easy way so here I am sharing that unde…
International Data Corporation (IDC) prognosticates that before the current the year gets over disbursing on IT framework products to be sent in cloud environs will be $37.1B.
This video shows, step by step, how to configure Oracle Heterogeneous Services via the Generic Gateway Agent in order to make a connection from an Oracle session and access a remote SQL Server database table.
This video shows how to set up a shell script to accept a positional parameter when called, pass that to a SQL script, accept the output from the statement back and then manipulate it in the Shell.

730 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