SSRS Format Dollar Amount in text box

What shows in text box:

    $  23.45
   $ 100.50
$ 1,000.75
       $ 1.00

What user wants:

$      23.45
$    100.50
$ 1,000.75
$         1.00

User wants $ symbol to show in same fixed position and not float in the text box.
Is there a way to do that  without creating  a separate text box just for $ sign ?
thayduckProgrammer AnalystAsked:
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Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
you probably need 2 textboxes aligned together. One with text as "$", and another one with its dollar value.

does this make sense to you?
thayduckProgrammer AnalystAuthor Commented:
Do not want to create a text box just for a $.  There has to be a better way.
Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
due to different values can have a different "character length", for example "W" is wider than "I". It's really difficult and inefficient to set the space to align those characters to have a good look.

the best I can think of is to using different textboxes to achieve that. Of course, you can format the currency textbox so that it just look like a Label control.
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Disclaimer: I have not used SSRS

 Is there a specific reason that you don't want to have the "$" separate?

 FWIW, I agree with Ryan.  While I think that you could create a string that was composed of "$", some number of spaces, and then the amount, if you're using a proportional font, the field widths will vary.  Using your example, you'd see something like this:

$    23.45
$   100.50
$ 1,000.75
$     1.00

 But I suppose if you used a fixed width font for the field, then it might work.

thayduckProgrammer AnalystAuthor Commented:
Below solved my problem with using a Fixed Length font (Courier Free).

="$" & Space(14 - len(str(sum(Fields!FrtWithinTerms.Value)))) & Format(sum(Fields!FrtWithinTerms.Value), "#,0.00;#,0.00 -")

Problem is, it works fine in SSRS report builder, but when I upload and run from report server, the extra spaces are ignored.

Posted another question to see if someone knows why it works in report builder and not on report server.

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thayduckProgrammer AnalystAuthor Commented:
My solution works while in report builder.
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