#### Formatting numbers -- maximum decimal places?

```Stupid number-format question here: I want to format some prices with either zero or two decimal places.

19.9000 -> \$19.90

19.9900 -> \$19.99

20.0000 -> \$20

The only way I can think of doing this is:

dim dTemp as decimal

dTemp = Decimal.Round(dInput, 2)

if Decimal.Truncate(dInput) = dTemp Then

return "\$" & Decimal.Truncate(dInput).ToString

else

return "\$" & dTemp.ToString

end if

Is there a better way?```
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noobjk
4/6/2004 3:22:41 PM
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```have u tried somethign like:

String.Format("{0:c}", dInput);Bilal Hadiar, MCP, MCTS, MCPD, MCTMicrosoft MVP - Telerik MVP```
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haidar_bilal
4/6/2004 3:44:45 PM
```Thanks for the suggestion. That deals with the first two cases:

19.9000 -> \$19.90

19.9900 -> \$19.99

....but not the third:

20.0000 -> \$20
```
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noobjk
4/6/2004 4:12:39 PM

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