C# Decimal Issue


When running this code, I want the distance in list box to be a decimal.

  decimal MPH;
                decimal distance;
                int hours;
                int count = 1;
                if (decimal.TryParse(mphTextBox.Text, out MPH))
                    if (int.TryParse(hoursTextBox.Text, out hours))
                        while (count <= hours)
                            distance = (MPH * hours);
                            distanceListBox.Items.Add("After Hour " + count + " the distance is " + [b]distance.ToString("#.#")[/b]);

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Where did I go wrong so I can correct it?

It shows up as 60 not 60.0 which is what I want. I am open to re-working some of the code.

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AndyAinscowFreelance programmer / ConsultantCommented:
This will force a zero (or other) after the decimal point:
Computer GuyAuthor Commented:
What happens if the distance was 60.5. I want to code it so it would run proper not just end in a zero.
AndyAinscowFreelance programmer / ConsultantCommented:
Then you get 60.5.  As I said it forces a digit (zero or other) after the decimal point.
Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
Hi audiotech520;

Change this line of code with the "#.#" format specifier to this "#.0" for the results you wish.

distanceListBox.Items.Add("After Hour " + count + " the distance is " + [b]distance.ToString("#.#")[/b]);

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distanceListBox.Items.Add("After Hour " + count + " the distance is " + [b]distance.ToString("#.0")[/b]);

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AndyAinscowFreelance programmer / ConsultantCommented:
Out of interest what was did you not understand from my comment telling you exactly the same thing?
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