Visual Basic Scripting Edition  

FormatCurrency Function

Returns an expression formatted as a currency value using the currency symbol defined in the system control panel.

FormatCurrency(Expression[,NumDigitsAfterDecimal [,IncludeLeadingDigit [,UseParensForNegativeNumbers [,GroupDigits]]]]) 


Required. Expression to be formatted.
Optional. Numeric value indicating how many places to the right of the decimal are displayed. Default value is -1, which indicates that the computer's regional settings are used.
Optional. Tristate constant that indicates whether or not a leading zero is displayed for fractional values. See Settings section for values.
Optional. Tristate constant that indicates whether or not to place negative values within parentheses. See Settings section for values.
Optional. Tristate constant that indicates whether or not numbers are grouped using the group delimiter specified in the computer's regional settings. See Settings section for values.


The IncludeLeadingDigit, UseParensForNegativeNumbers, and GroupDigits arguments have the following settings:

Constant Value Description
TristateTrue -1 True
TristateFalse 0 False
TristateUseDefault -2 Use the setting from the computer's regional settings.


When one or more optional arguments are omitted, values for omitted arguments are provided by the computer's regional settings. The position of the currency symbol relative to the currency value is determined by the system's regional settings.

Note   All settings information comes from the Regional Settings Currency tab, except leading zero, which comes from the Number tab.

The following example uses the FormatCurrency function to format the expression as a currency and assign it to MyCurrency:

Dim MyCurrency
MyCurrency = FormatCurrency(1000)   ' MyCurrency contains $1000.00.


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See Also

FormatDateTime Function | FormatNumber Function | FormatPercent Function