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Feature Request : Numeric Textbox & Trailing Zeros
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MarkInTexas
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MarkInTexas asked on 01 Apr 2009, 05:02 AM
I think a nice feature of the RadNumericTextbox would be to have an additional property for removing trailing zeros.

Currently,

If DecimalDigits=4, lets say

User Enters : 1.2, control looses focus and 1.2000 is displayed. Would prefer to see: 1.2 (Ironically, when control has focus trailing zero are removed).

I can think of a couple ways to accomplish this feature.

1) Add a new property RemoveTrailingZeros to the Formatting object. If true then remove trailing zeros.

2) Even better, would be to enhance format strings (Positive and Negative) and for each different style (Focused, ReadOnly, Enabled etc...)  This would provide more flexibility and allow the developer to improve the user experience by having much better control over formatting.

For example, PositivePattern="0.0000" (display trailing zeros) PositivePattern = "0.####" (remove trailing zeros).

I have worked around the issue via some script, but would prefer the control to handle this by default or via format strings.

Thanks for considering this feature request,
Mark.


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Nikolay Rusev
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answered on 06 Apr 2009, 06:19 AM
Hello Mark,

Thank you for your suggestion.
I will forward your request to our developers for further consideration. They will have it in mind along with the input from other customers we have accumulated..

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ganesh shankar
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answered on 07 Dec 2009, 07:41 AM

in my telerik grid ,i was finding unnecessary decimal point upto 2 zeroes,and onItemDataBound ,i just write this code and resolve ,unnecessary decimal point.
NumericTextBox1.NumberFormat.DecimalDigits = 0;

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Nikolay Rusev
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answered on 10 Dec 2009, 09:16 AM
Hello Ganesh,

Setting NumberFormat.DecimalDigits to "0" will remove the trailing zeros from RadNumericTextBox control. You can try with latest version of RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX.

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MarkInTexas
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answered on 10 Dec 2009, 11:29 AM
I see there is a KeepTrailingZerosOnFocus property.

So close, if there was a KeepTrailingZerosOnBlur=True/False.

The problem is 2 fold.
1) The number of decimal digits
2) To keep or remove trailing zeros on focus and on blur and display.

Lets say DecimalDigits=3 and KeepTailingZerosOnFocus=false and the new property that does not exist (KeepTrailingZerosOnBlur=true/false) was set to false.

Then the input would work like this

On Page Load
Control would display 1.2, 1.33, 1.123 (Note: no trailing zeros)

User enters 1.200 then leaves control or saves data - Value will be 1.2
User enters 1.230 then leaves control or saves data - Value will be 1.23
User enters 1.234 then leaves control or saves data - Value will be 1.234

The KeepTrailingZerosOnFocus is perfect (if there was another property -> KeepTrailingZerosOnBlur = true/false).
Or fully support number format strings  PositiveFormat="0.###"

Note: I solved this problem with some java-script but, would be a whole lot cleaner if control could handle.

Thanks,
Mark.



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Dimo
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answered on 10 Dec 2009, 12:19 PM
Hello Mark,

When you set DecimalDigits="3" and enter "1.2" in the RadNumbercTextBox and blur it, the content inside will become "1.200" - exactly what you want. On the other hand, the control should not postback "1.200" as a value to the server, because this is not a floating point number, but a formatted string. The RadNumbericTextBox works only with numbers on the server.


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MarkInTexas
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answered on 10 Dec 2009, 01:47 PM
Dimo,
Thanks for the response but not quite.
I want to display digits if they are not 0.
Decimal Digits = 3. No trailing zeros.

1.200 will be 1.2
1.230 wil be 1.23
1.243 will 1.234
0.120 wil be 0.12
0.001 will 0.1

If using C# string formatting it is represented by 0.###
If the user enters a number and even enters trailing zero, on blur the trailng zeros are removed.
If user enters 1.220 after leaving the control it will be displayed as 1.22

If there was a property RemoveTrailingZerosOnBlur I think it will would great.

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Dimo
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answered on 10 Dec 2009, 02:13 PM
Hello Mark,

Now I see. Well, we can consider implementing this for a future version of the control, based on customer feedback and task priorities. At present you can use the following approach:

<%@ Page Language="C#" %>
<%@ Register Assembly="Telerik.Web.UI" Namespace="Telerik.Web.UI" TagPrefix="telerik" %>
 
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
 
<head runat="server">
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;charset=utf-8" />
<title>RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX</title>
</head>
<body>
<form id="form1" runat="server">
<asp:ScriptManager ID="ScriptManager1" runat="server" />
 
<telerik:RadNumericTextBox ID="RadTextBox1" runat="server">
    <NumberFormat DecimalDigits="3" />
    <ClientEvents OnValueChanged="MyValueChanged" OnBlur="MyBlur" />
</telerik:RadNumericTextBox>
 
<script type="text/javascript">
 
function MyValueChanged(sender, args)
{
    var v = args.get_newValue().toString();
    ModifyValue(sender, v);
}
 
function MyBlur(sender, args)
{
    var v = sender.get_value().toString();
    ModifyValue(sender, v);
}
 
function ModifyValue(tb, v)
{
    if (v.indexOf(".") != -1)
    {
        var parts = v.split(".");
        if (parts[1].length < tb.get_numberFormat().DecimalDigits)
        {
            window.setTimeout(function(){tb._textBoxElement.value = v;}, 1);
        }
    }
}
 
</script>
 
</form>
</body>
</html>


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MarkInTexas
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answered on 11 Dec 2009, 05:37 AM
Thanks Dimo for the code example.

There was 1 test case that did not work.
Enter a value followed by zeros like 1.0 or 1.0000

So I took your code and came up with this.

Works well.

Thanks again,
Mark.

<telerik:RadNumericTextBox ID="RadTextBox1" runat="server"
<NumberFormat DecimalDigits="3" /> 
<ClientEvents OnValueChanged="ValueChangeRemoveTrailingZeros" OnBlur="CheckTrailingZeros"  OnLoad="CheckTrailingZeros"/> 
</telerik:RadNumericTextBox> 
 
<telerik:RadScriptBlock ID="scriptBlock" runat="server"
<script type="text/javascript"
  function ValueChangeRemoveTrailingZeros(sender, args) 
  { 
    var v = args.get_newValue().toString(); 
    RemoveTrailingZeros(sender, v); 
  } 
 
  function CheckTrailingZeros(sender, args) 
  { 
    var v = sender.get_value().toString(); 
    RemoveTrailingZeros(sender, v); 
  } 
 
  function RemoveTrailingZeros(sender, v) 
  { 
    sender._textBoxElement.value = v; 
  } 
     
</script>     
</telerik:RadScriptBlock> 

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Steve Napurano
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answered on 23 Sep 2011, 06:22 AM
WOW been going nuts over this.

User enters a GPA of 4.0, its NT 4 its 4.0, thats how GPAs are displayed.

However, Mark I used your javascript and it removes my trailing zeros?
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