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How to format the CalcQuick result?

Platform: WinForms |
Control: Calculate |
Published Date: June 5, 2015 |
Last Revised Date: May 22, 2019
Tags: formatting

Description

By default, the values from the particular key in CalcQuick are returned as an object value. This value can be converted as a string by using ToString() method. As separate support is not provided to format the result of the CalcQuick, the result is formatted as the following suggested way.

Solution

To format the result of the CalcQuick calculations, the result can be parsed by using any of the formatting methods. For example,

  1. int.Parse
  2. double.Parse
  3. decimal.Parse

C#

private void calculateBtn_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
        //Reassigns the key values to the CalcQuick
        calculator["A"] = this.value1Text.Text;
        calculator["B"] = this.value2Text.Text;
        calculator["C"] = this.formulaText.Text;
         //Used to recalculate the all formulas in CalcQuick
         calculator.SetDirty();
          //Formats the result string after parsed as double
          this.resultText.Text = double.Parse(calculator["C"].ToString()).ToString("#,##0.00");
}

 

VB

Private Sub calculateBtn_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles calculateBtn.Click
    'Reassigns the formula if changed
     calculator("A") = Me.value1Text.Text
     calculator("B") = Me.value2Text.Text
     calculator("C") = Me.formulaText.Text    
    'Used to recalculate the all formulas in CalcQuick
     calculator.SetDirty()
     'Formats the result string after parsed as double
      Me.resultText.Text = Double.Parse(calculator("C").ToString()).ToString("#,##0.00")
End Sub

 

Note:

The SetDirty() method is used for every calculations. I.e. whenever you are calculating the formulas with different values.

 

Refer to the following screenshot.

Showing formatted result

Sample Links:

C#: Formatting_Results_CalcQuick_CS

VB: Formatting_Results_CalcQuick_VB

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