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FormatInfo.GetDisplayText Method

Gets the value formatted according to the format pattern and using the format provider settings.

Namespace:DevExpress.Utils
Assembly:DevExpress.Data.v19.2.dll

Expanded Syntax

Parameters

val
Type: Object
The value to format.

Return value

Type: String
The text representation of the specified value according to settings of the current FormatInfo object.

Expanded Remarks

You can use the GetDisplayText function to format a value passed as the function parameter according to the format pattern and by using the settings of a format provider. The format pattern is specified by the FormatString property.

The format provider is obtained from Format.

The Format provider can be specified implicitly by setting the FormatType property. This can be useful if you wish to format values based on the current language and regional settings (culture). If you need to format values based on a specific culture, you can assign a format provider to Format explicitly.

Refer to the Format for an example.

Expanded Example

The code below specifies the format type and format string for a text editor designed to display currency values. For this purpose, the FormatType and FormatString properties are used respectively.

However in this example, we use the specified format settings to format a custom value (1099.99) via the GetDisplayText function. The result ($1,100) is displayed within a label.

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