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How to overcome the issue in formulas while using different region and culture settings in WinForms Spreadsheet (SfSpreadsheet)?

Platform: WinForms |
Control: Spreadsheet |
Published Date: April 26, 2016 |
Last Revised Date: January 24, 2020
Tags: formulas, culture

Region and culture settings

The FormulaEngine class maintains the parsing and computation of formulas in Spreadsheet. By default, FormulaEngine is implemented for “en-US” region settings. While changing the region settings in the system, there may be a possibility of throwing an exception or error while computing formulas because of System separators (argument, decimal, date…), since they vary for some region.

 

For Example, ArgumentSeparator for “en-US” and “de-DE” culture as follows,

 

Separator

en-US (United States)

de-DE (German)

ArgumentSeparator

   “ , ”

   “ ; ”

In German Region settings, while computing the formulas in SfSpreadsheet, you can change the Separators of FormulaEngine like below code.

C#:

FormulaEngine.ParseArgumentSeparator = ';';
FormulaEngine.ParseDecimalSeparator = '.';
FormulaEngine.ParseDateTimeSeparator = '.';

 

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