RadMaskedEditBox and Negative Numbers

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  1. Chet Musialowski
    Chet Musialowski avatar
    19 posts
    Member since:
    Nov 2009

    Posted 21 Mar 2012 Link to this post


    I am using version 2012.1.301.20 of the WinForms controls.

    I have a currency value that is negative and using the mask C2.  I want to get back just the number without the commas and dollar sign, however when I set the TextMaskFormat, I cannot get what I want.

    I entered -1234.56 into the text box and this is what I get for Value & Text for each TextMaskFormat value:

    Value 1 is 1234.56 and the Text is -$1,234.56 and TextMaskFormat is ExcludePromptAndLiterals
    Value 2 is 1234.56 and the Text is -$1,234.56 and TextMaskFormat is IncludePrompt
    Value 3 is -$1,234.56 and the Text is -$1,234.56 and TextMaskFormat is IncludeLiterals
    Value 4 is -$1,234.56 and the Text is -$1,234.56 and TextMaskFormat is IncludePromptAndLiterals

    Shouldn't ExcludePromptAndLiterals and IncludePrompt given me the Value -1234.56 ?

  2. Stefan
    Stefan avatar
    2891 posts

    Posted 26 Mar 2012 Link to this post

    Hello Chet,

    Thank you for writing.

    Indeed, I can confirm that the minus sign should remain with all text formats. I have logged this issue in PITS and we will address it accordingly. Here is a link, where you can add your vote for it: http://www.telerik.com/support/pits.aspx#/public/winforms/10449.

    I have updated your Telerik points for this report.

    For the time being, you can manually remove the dollar sign and the thousands separator to get the desired value:
    string value =radMaskedEditBox1.Value.ToString().Replace("$", "").Replace(",", "");
    radLabel1.Text = value;

    I hope that you find this information useful. 

    Should you have any other questions or suggestions, do not hesitate to contact us.

    the Telerik team
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