JavaTM 2 Platform
Std. Ed. v1.4.2

java.text
Class DecimalFormat

java.lang.Object
  extended byjava.text.Format
      extended byjava.text.NumberFormat
          extended byjava.text.DecimalFormat
All Implemented Interfaces:
Cloneable, Serializable

public class DecimalFormat
extends NumberFormat

DecimalFormat is a concrete subclass of NumberFormat that formats decimal numbers. It has a variety of features designed to make it possible to parse and format numbers in any locale, including support for Western, Arabic, and Indic digits. It also supports different kinds of numbers, including integers (123), fixed-point numbers (123.4), scientific notation (1.23E4), percentages (12%), and currency amounts ($123). All of these can be localized.

To obtain a NumberFormat for a specific locale, including the default locale, call one of NumberFormat's factory methods, such as getInstance(). In general, do not call the DecimalFormat constructors directly, since the NumberFormat factory methods may return subclasses other than DecimalFormat. If you need to customize the format object, do something like this:

 NumberFormat f = NumberFormat.getInstance(loc);
 if (f instanceof DecimalFormat) {
     ((DecimalFormat) f).setDecimalSeparatorAlwaysShown(true);
 }
 

A DecimalFormat comprises a pattern and a set of symbols. The pattern may be set directly using applyPattern(), or indirectly using the API methods. The symbols are stored in a DecimalFormatSymbols object. When using the NumberFormat factory methods, the pattern and symbols are read from localized ResourceBundles.

Patterns

DecimalFormat patterns have the following syntax:
 Pattern:
         PositivePattern
         PositivePattern ; NegativePattern
 PositivePattern:
         Prefixopt Number Suffixopt
 NegativePattern:
         Prefixopt Number Suffixopt
 Prefix:
         any Unicode characters except \uFFFE, \uFFFF, and special characters
 Suffix:
         any Unicode characters except \uFFFE, \uFFFF, and special characters
 Number:
         Integer Exponentopt
         Integer . Fraction Exponentopt
 Integer:
         MinimumInteger
         #
         # Integer
         # , Integer
 MinimumInteger:
         0
         0 MinimumInteger
         0 , MinimumInteger
 Fraction:
         MinimumFractionopt OptionalFractionopt
 MinimumFraction:
         0 MinimumFractionopt
 OptionalFraction:
         # OptionalFractionopt
 Exponent:
         E MinimumExponent
 MinimumExponent:
         0 MinimumExponentopt
 

A DecimalFormat pattern contains a positive and negative subpattern, for example, "#,##0.00;(#,##0.00)". Each subpattern has a prefix, numeric part, and suffix. The negative subpattern is optional; if absent, then the positive subpattern prefixed with the localized minus sign (code>'-' in most locales) is used as the negative subpattern. That is, "0.00" alone is equivalent to "0.00;-0.00". If there is an explicit negative subpattern, it serves only to specify the negative prefix and suffix; the number of digits, minimal digits, and other characteristics are all the same as the positive pattern. That means that "#,##0.0#;(#)" produces precisely the same behavior as "#,##0.0#;(#,##0.0#)".

The prefixes, suffixes, and various symbols used for infinity, digits, thousands separators, decimal separators, etc. may be set to arbitrary values, and they will appear properly during formatting. However, care must be taken that the symbols and strings do not conflict, or parsing will be unreliable. For example, either the positive and negative prefixes or the suffixes must be distinct for DecimalFormat.parse() to be able to distinguish positive from negative values. (If they are identical, then DecimalFormat will behave as if no negative subpattern was specified.) Another example is that the decimal separator and thousands separator should be distinct characters, or parsing will be impossible.

The grouping separator is commonly used for thousands, but in some countries it separates ten-thousands. The grouping size is a constant number of digits between the grouping characters, such as 3 for 100,000,000 or 4 for 1,0000,0000. If you supply a pattern with multiple grouping characters, the interval between the last one and the end of the integer is the one that is used. So "#,##,###,####" == "######,####" == "##,####,####".

Special Pattern Characters

Many characters in a pattern are taken literally; they are matched during parsing and output unchanged during formatting. Special characters, on the other hand, stand for other characters, strings, or classes of characters. They must be quoted, unless noted otherwise, if they are to appear in the prefix or suffix as literals.

The characters listed here are used in non-localized patterns. Localized patterns use the corresponding characters taken from this formatter's DecimalFormatSymbols object instead, and these characters lose their special status. Two exceptions are the currency sign and quote, which are not localized.

Symbol Location Localized? Meaning
0 Number Yes Digit
# Number Yes Digit, zero shows as absent
. Number Yes Decimal separator or monetary decimal separator
- Number Yes Minus sign
, Number Yes Grouping separator
E Number Yes Separates mantissa and exponent in scientific notation. Need not be quoted in prefix or suffix.
; Subpattern boundary Yes Separates positive and negative subpatterns
% Prefix or suffix Yes Multiply by 100 and show as percentage
\u2030 Prefix or suffix Yes Multiply by 1000 and show as per mille
¤ (\u00A4) Prefix or suffix No Currency sign, replaced by currency symbol. If doubled, replaced by international currency symbol. If present in a pattern, the monetary decimal separator is used instead of the decimal separator.
' Prefix or suffix No Used to quote special characters in a prefix or suffix, for example, "'#'#" formats 123 to "#123". To create a single quote itself, use two in a row: "# o''clock".

Scientific Notation

Numbers in scientific notation are expressed as the product of a mantissa and a power of ten, for example, 1234 can be expressed as 1.234 x 10^3. The mantissa is often in the range 1.0 <= x < 10.0, but it need not be. DecimalFormat can be instructed to format and parse scientific notation only via a pattern; there is currently no factory method that creates a scientific notation format. In a pattern, the exponent character immediately followed by one or more digit characters indicates scientific notation. Example: "0.###E0" formats the number 1234 as "1.234E3".

Rounding

DecimalFormat uses half-even rounding (see ROUND_HALF_EVEN) for formatting.

Digits

For formatting, DecimalFormat uses the ten consecutive characters starting with the localized zero digit defined in the DecimalFormatSymbols object as digits. For parsing, these digits as well as all Unicode decimal digits, as defined by Character.digit, are recognized.

Special Values

NaN is formatted as a single character, typically \uFFFD. This character is determined by the DecimalFormatSymbols object. This is the only value for which the prefixes and suffixes are not used.

Infinity is formatted as a single character, typically \u221E, with the positive or negative prefixes and suffixes applied. The infinity character is determined by the DecimalFormatSymbols object.

Negative zero ("-0") parses to Double(-0.0), unless isParseIntegerOnly() is true, in which case it parses to Long(0).

Synchronization

Decimal formats are generally not synchronized. It is recommended to create separate format instances for each thread. If multiple threads access a format concurrently, it must be synchronized externally.

Example

 // Print out a number using the localized number, integer, currency,
 // and percent format for each locale
 Locale[] locales = NumberFormat.getAvailableLocales();
 double myNumber = -1234.56;
 NumberFormat form;
 for (int j=0; j<4; ++j) {
     System.out.println("FORMAT");
     for (int i = 0; i < locales.length; ++i) {
         if (locales[i].getCountry().length() == 0) {
            continue; // Skip language-only locales
         }
         System.out.print(locales[i].getDisplayName());
         switch (j) {
         case 0:
             form = NumberFormat.getInstance(locales[i]); break;
         case 1:
             form = NumberFormat.getIntegerInstance(locales[i]); break;
         case 2:
             form = NumberFormat.getCurrencyInstance(locales[i]); break;
         default:
             form = NumberFormat.getPercentInstance(locales[i]); break;
         }
         if (form instanceof DecimalFormat) {
             System.out.print(": " + ((DecimalFormat) form).toPattern());
         }
         System.out.print(" -> " + form.format(myNumber));
         try {
             System.out.println(" -> " + form.parse(form.format(myNumber)));
         } catch (ParseException e) {}
     }
 }
 

See Also:
Java Tutorial, NumberFormat, DecimalFormatSymbols, ParsePosition, Serialized Form

Nested Class Summary
 
Nested classes inherited from class java.text.NumberFormat
NumberFormat.Field
 
Field Summary
 
Fields inherited from class java.text.NumberFormat
FRACTION_FIELD, INTEGER_FIELD
 
Constructor Summary
DecimalFormat()
          Creates a DecimalFormat using the default pattern and symbols for the default locale.
DecimalFormat(String pattern)
          Creates a DecimalFormat using the given pattern and the symbols for the default locale.
DecimalFormat(String pattern, DecimalFormatSymbols symbols)
          Creates a DecimalFormat using the given pattern and symbols.
 
Method Summary
 void applyLocalizedPattern(String pattern)
          Apply the given pattern to this Format object.
 void applyPattern(String pattern)
          Apply the given pattern to this Format object.
 Object clone()
          Standard override; no change in semantics.
 boolean equals(Object obj)
          Overrides equals
 StringBuffer format(double number, StringBuffer result, FieldPosition fieldPosition)
          Formats a double to produce a string.
 StringBuffer format(long number, StringBuffer result, FieldPosition fieldPosition)
          Format a long to produce a string.
 AttributedCharacterIterator formatToCharacterIterator(Object obj)
          Formats an Object producing an AttributedCharacterIterator.
 Currency getCurrency()
          Gets the currency used by this decimal format when formatting currency values.
 DecimalFormatSymbols getDecimalFormatSymbols()
          Returns the decimal format symbols, which is generally not changed by the programmer or user.
 int getGroupingSize()
          Return the grouping size.
 int getMultiplier()
          Get the multiplier for use in percent, permill, etc.
 String getNegativePrefix()
          Get the negative prefix.
 String getNegativeSuffix()
          Get the negative suffix.
 String getPositivePrefix()
          Get the positive prefix.
 String getPositiveSuffix()
          Get the positive suffix.
 int hashCode()
          Overrides hashCode
 boolean isDecimalSeparatorAlwaysShown()
          Allows you to get the behavior of the decimal separator with integers.
 Number parse(String text, ParsePosition pos)
          Parses text from a string to produce a Number.
 void setCurrency(Currency currency)
          Sets the currency used by this number format when formatting currency values.
 void setDecimalFormatSymbols(DecimalFormatSymbols newSymbols)
          Sets the decimal format symbols, which is generally not changed by the programmer or user.
 void setDecimalSeparatorAlwaysShown(boolean newValue)
          Allows you to set the behavior of the decimal separator with integers.
 void setGroupingSize(int newValue)
          Set the grouping size.
 void setMaximumFractionDigits(int newValue)
          Sets the maximum number of digits allowed in the fraction portion of a number.
 void setMaximumIntegerDigits(int newValue)
          Sets the maximum number of digits allowed in the integer portion of a number.
 void setMinimumFractionDigits(int newValue)
          Sets the minimum number of digits allowed in the fraction portion of a number.
 void setMinimumIntegerDigits(int newValue)
          Sets the minimum number of digits allowed in the integer portion of a number.
 void setMultiplier(int newValue)
          Set the multiplier for use in percent, permill, etc.
 void setNegativePrefix(String newValue)
          Set the negative prefix.
 void setNegativeSuffix(String newValue)
          Set the positive suffix.
 void setPositivePrefix(String newValue)
          Set the positive prefix.
 void setPositiveSuffix(String newValue)
          Set the positive suffix.
 String toLocalizedPattern()
          Synthesizes a localized pattern string that represents the current state of this Format object.
 String toPattern()
          Synthesizes a pattern string that represents the current state of this Format object.
 
Methods inherited from class java.text.NumberFormat
format, format, format, getAvailableLocales, getCurrencyInstance, getCurrencyInstance, getInstance, getInstance, getIntegerInstance, getIntegerInstance, getMaximumFractionDigits, getMaximumIntegerDigits, getMinimumFractionDigits, getMinimumIntegerDigits, getNumberInstance, getNumberInstance, getPercentInstance, getPercentInstance, isGroupingUsed, isParseIntegerOnly, parse, parseObject, setGroupingUsed, setParseIntegerOnly
 
Methods inherited from class java.text.Format
format, parseObject
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
finalize, getClass, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

DecimalFormat

public DecimalFormat()
Creates a DecimalFormat using the default pattern and symbols for the default locale. This is a convenient way to obtain a DecimalFormat when internationalization is not the main concern.

To obtain standard formats for a given locale, use the factory methods on NumberFormat such as getNumberInstance. These factories will return the most appropriate sub-class of NumberFormat for a given locale.

See Also:
NumberFormat.getInstance(), NumberFormat.getNumberInstance(), NumberFormat.getCurrencyInstance(), NumberFormat.getPercentInstance()

DecimalFormat

public DecimalFormat(String pattern)
Creates a DecimalFormat using the given pattern and the symbols for the default locale. This is a convenient way to obtain a DecimalFormat when internationalization is not the main concern.

To obtain standard formats for a given locale, use the factory methods on NumberFormat such as getNumberInstance. These factories will return the most appropriate sub-class of NumberFormat for a given locale.

Parameters:
pattern - A non-localized pattern string.
Throws:
NullPointerException - if pattern is null
IllegalArgumentException - if the given pattern is invalid.
See Also:
NumberFormat.getInstance(), NumberFormat.getNumberInstance(), NumberFormat.getCurrencyInstance(), NumberFormat.getPercentInstance()

DecimalFormat

public DecimalFormat(String pattern,
                     DecimalFormatSymbols symbols)
Creates a DecimalFormat using the given pattern and symbols. Use this constructor when you need to completely customize the behavior of the format.

To obtain standard formats for a given locale, use the factory methods on NumberFormat such as getInstance or getCurrencyInstance. If you need only minor adjustments to a standard format, you can modify the format returned by a NumberFormat factory method.

Parameters:
pattern - a non-localized pattern string
symbols - the set of symbols to be used
Throws:
NullPointerException - if any of the given arguments is null
IllegalArgumentException - if the given pattern is invalid
See Also:
NumberFormat.getInstance(), NumberFormat.getNumberInstance(), NumberFormat.getCurrencyInstance(), NumberFormat.getPercentInstance(), DecimalFormatSymbols
Method Detail

format

public StringBuffer format(double number,
                           StringBuffer result,
                           FieldPosition fieldPosition)
Formats a double to produce a string.

Specified by:
format in class NumberFormat
Parameters:
number - The double to format
result - where the text is to be appended
fieldPosition - On input: an alignment field, if desired. On output: the offsets of the alignment field.
Returns:
The formatted number string
See Also:
FieldPosition

format

public StringBuffer format(long number,
                           StringBuffer result,
                           FieldPosition fieldPosition)
Format a long to produce a string.

Specified by:
format in class NumberFormat
Parameters:
number - The long to format
result - where the text is to be appended
fieldPosition - On input: an alignment field, if desired. On output: the offsets of the alignment field.
Returns:
The formatted number string
See Also:
FieldPosition

formatToCharacterIterator

public AttributedCharacterIterator formatToCharacterIterator(Object obj)
Formats an Object producing an AttributedCharacterIterator. You can use the returned AttributedCharacterIterator to build the resulting String, as well as to determine information about the resulting String.

Each attribute key of the AttributedCharacterIterator will be of type NumberFormat.Field, with the attribute value being the same as the attribute key.

Overrides:
formatToCharacterIterator in class Format
Parameters:
obj - The object to format
Returns:
AttributedCharacterIterator describing the formatted value.
Throws:
NullPointerException - if obj is null.
IllegalArgumentException - when the Format cannot format the given object.
Since:
1.4

parse

public Number parse(String text,
                    ParsePosition pos)
Parses text from a string to produce a Number.

The method attempts to parse text starting at the index given by pos. If parsing succeeds, then the index of pos is updated to the index after the last character used (parsing does not necessarily use all characters up to the end of the string), and the parsed number is returned. The updated pos can be used to indicate the starting point for the next call to this method. If an error occurs, then the index of pos is not changed, the error index of pos is set to the index of the character where the error occurred, and null is returned.

The most economical subclass that can represent the number given by the string is chosen. Most integer values are returned as Long objects, no matter how they are written: "17" and "17.000" both parse to Long(17). Values that cannot fit into a Long are returned as Doubles. This includes values with a fractional part, infinite values, NaN, and the value -0.0. DecimalFormat does not decide whether to return a Double or a Long based on the presence of a decimal separator in the source string. Doing so would prevent integers that overflow the mantissa of a double, such as "10,000,000,000,000,000.00", from being parsed accurately. Currently, the only classes that parse returns are Long and Double, but callers should not rely on this. Callers may use the Number methods doubleValue, longValue, etc., to obtain the type they want.

DecimalFormat parses all Unicode characters that represent decimal digits, as defined by Character.digit(). In addition, DecimalFormat also recognizes as digits the ten consecutive characters starting with the localized zero digit defined in the DecimalFormatSymbols object.

Specified by:
parse in class NumberFormat
Parameters:
text - the string to be parsed
pos - A ParsePosition object with index and error index information as described above.
Returns:
the parsed value, or null if the parse fails
Throws:
NullPointerException - if text or pos is null.
See Also:
NumberFormat.isParseIntegerOnly(), Format.parseObject(java.lang.String, java.text.ParsePosition)

getDecimalFormatSymbols

public DecimalFormatSymbols getDecimalFormatSymbols()
Returns the decimal format symbols, which is generally not changed by the programmer or user.

Returns:
desired DecimalFormatSymbols
See Also:
DecimalFormatSymbols

setDecimalFormatSymbols

public void setDecimalFormatSymbols(DecimalFormatSymbols newSymbols)
Sets the decimal format symbols, which is generally not changed by the programmer or user.

Parameters:
newSymbols - desired DecimalFormatSymbols
See Also:
DecimalFormatSymbols

getPositivePrefix

public String getPositivePrefix()
Get the positive prefix.

Examples: +123, $123, sFr123


setPositivePrefix

public void setPositivePrefix(String newValue)
Set the positive prefix.

Examples: +123, $123, sFr123


getNegativePrefix

public String getNegativePrefix()
Get the negative prefix.

Examples: -123, ($123) (with negative suffix), sFr-123


setNegativePrefix

public void setNegativePrefix(String newValue)
Set the negative prefix.

Examples: -123, ($123) (with negative suffix), sFr-123


getPositiveSuffix

public String getPositiveSuffix()
Get the positive suffix.

Example: 123%


setPositiveSuffix

public void setPositiveSuffix(String newValue)
Set the positive suffix.

Example: 123%


getNegativeSuffix

public String getNegativeSuffix()
Get the negative suffix.

Examples: -123%, ($123) (with positive suffixes)


setNegativeSuffix

public void setNegativeSuffix(String newValue)
Set the positive suffix.

Examples: 123%


getMultiplier

public int getMultiplier()
Get the multiplier for use in percent, permill, etc. For a percentage, set the suffixes to have "%" and the multiplier to be 100. (For Arabic, use arabic percent symbol). For a permill, set the suffixes to have "?" and the multiplier to be 1000.

Examples: with 100, 1.23 -> "123", and "123" -> 1.23


setMultiplier

public void setMultiplier(int newValue)
Set the multiplier for use in percent, permill, etc. For a percentage, set the suffixes to have "%" and the multiplier to be 100. (For Arabic, use arabic percent symbol). For a permill, set the suffixes to have "?" and the multiplier to be 1000.

Examples: with 100, 1.23 -> "123", and "123" -> 1.23


getGroupingSize

public int getGroupingSize()
Return the grouping size. Grouping size is the number of digits between grouping separators in the integer portion of a number. For example, in the number "123,456.78", the grouping size is 3.

See Also:
setGroupingSize(int), NumberFormat.isGroupingUsed(), DecimalFormatSymbols.getGroupingSeparator()

setGroupingSize

public void setGroupingSize(int newValue)
Set the grouping size. Grouping size is the number of digits between grouping separators in the integer portion of a number. For example, in the number "123,456.78", the grouping size is 3.

See Also:
getGroupingSize(), NumberFormat.setGroupingUsed(boolean), DecimalFormatSymbols.setGroupingSeparator(char)

isDecimalSeparatorAlwaysShown

public boolean isDecimalSeparatorAlwaysShown()
Allows you to get the behavior of the decimal separator with integers. (The decimal separator will always appear with decimals.)

Example: Decimal ON: 12345 -> 12345.; OFF: 12345 -> 12345


setDecimalSeparatorAlwaysShown

public void setDecimalSeparatorAlwaysShown(boolean newValue)
Allows you to set the behavior of the decimal separator with integers. (The decimal separator will always appear with decimals.)

Example: Decimal ON: 12345 -> 12345.; OFF: 12345 -> 12345


clone

public Object clone()
Standard override; no change in semantics.

Overrides:
clone in class NumberFormat

equals

public boolean equals(Object obj)
Overrides equals

Overrides:
equals in class NumberFormat

hashCode

public int hashCode()
Overrides hashCode

Overrides:
hashCode in class NumberFormat

toPattern

public String toPattern()
Synthesizes a pattern string that represents the current state of this Format object.

See Also:
applyPattern(java.lang.String)

toLocalizedPattern

public String toLocalizedPattern()
Synthesizes a localized pattern string that represents the current state of this Format object.

See Also:
applyPattern(java.lang.String)

applyPattern

public void applyPattern(String pattern)
Apply the given pattern to this Format object. A pattern is a short-hand specification for the various formatting properties. These properties can also be changed individually through the various setter methods.

There is no limit to integer digits are set by this routine, since that is the typical end-user desire; use setMaximumInteger if you want to set a real value. For negative numbers, use a second pattern, separated by a semicolon

Example "#,#00.0#" -> 1,234.56

This means a minimum of 2 integer digits, 1 fraction digit, and a maximum of 2 fraction digits.

Example: "#,#00.0#;(#,#00.0#)" for negatives in parentheses.

In negative patterns, the minimum and maximum counts are ignored; these are presumed to be set in the positive pattern.

Throws:
NullPointerException - if pattern is null
IllegalArgumentException - if the given pattern is invalid.

applyLocalizedPattern

public void applyLocalizedPattern(String pattern)
Apply the given pattern to this Format object. The pattern is assumed to be in a localized notation. A pattern is a short-hand specification for the various formatting properties. These properties can also be changed individually through the various setter methods.

There is no limit to integer digits are set by this routine, since that is the typical end-user desire; use setMaximumInteger if you want to set a real value. For negative numbers, use a second pattern, separated by a semicolon

Example "#,#00.0#" -> 1,234.56

This means a minimum of 2 integer digits, 1 fraction digit, and a maximum of 2 fraction digits.

Example: "#,#00.0#;(#,#00.0#)" for negatives in parentheses.

In negative patterns, the minimum and maximum counts are ignored; these are presumed to be set in the positive pattern.

Throws:
NullPointerException - if pattern is null
IllegalArgumentException - if the given pattern is invalid.

setMaximumIntegerDigits

public void setMaximumIntegerDigits(int newValue)
Sets the maximum number of digits allowed in the integer portion of a number. This override limits the integer digit count to 309.

Overrides:
setMaximumIntegerDigits in class NumberFormat
Parameters:
newValue - the maximum number of integer digits to be shown; if less than zero, then zero is used. The concrete subclass may enforce an upper limit to this value appropriate to the numeric type being formatted.
See Also:
NumberFormat.setMaximumIntegerDigits(int)

setMinimumIntegerDigits

public void setMinimumIntegerDigits(int newValue)
Sets the minimum number of digits allowed in the integer portion of a number. This override limits the integer digit count to 309.

Overrides:
setMinimumIntegerDigits in class NumberFormat
Parameters:
newValue - the minimum number of integer digits to be shown; if less than zero, then zero is used. The concrete subclass may enforce an upper limit to this value appropriate to the numeric type being formatted.
See Also:
NumberFormat.setMinimumIntegerDigits(int)

setMaximumFractionDigits

public void setMaximumFractionDigits(int newValue)
Sets the maximum number of digits allowed in the fraction portion of a number. This override limits the fraction digit count to 340.

Overrides:
setMaximumFractionDigits in class NumberFormat
Parameters:
newValue - the maximum number of fraction digits to be shown; if less than zero, then zero is used. The concrete subclass may enforce an upper limit to this value appropriate to the numeric type being formatted.
See Also:
NumberFormat.setMaximumFractionDigits(int)

setMinimumFractionDigits

public void setMinimumFractionDigits(int newValue)
Sets the minimum number of digits allowed in the fraction portion of a number. This override limits the fraction digit count to 340.

Overrides:
setMinimumFractionDigits in class NumberFormat
Parameters:
newValue - the minimum number of fraction digits to be shown; if less than zero, then zero is used. The concrete subclass may enforce an upper limit to this value appropriate to the numeric type being formatted.
See Also:
NumberFormat.setMinimumFractionDigits(int)

getCurrency

public Currency getCurrency()
Gets the currency used by this decimal format when formatting currency values. The currency is obtained by calling DecimalFormatSymbols.getCurrency on this number format's symbols.

Overrides:
getCurrency in class NumberFormat
Returns:
the currency used by this decimal format, or null
Since:
1.4

setCurrency

public void setCurrency(Currency currency)
Sets the currency used by this number format when formatting currency values. This does not update the minimum or maximum number of fraction digits used by the number format. The currency is set by calling DecimalFormatSymbols.setCurrency on this number format's symbols.

Overrides:
setCurrency in class NumberFormat
Parameters:
currency - the new currency to be used by this decimal format
Throws:
NullPointerException - if currency is null
Since:
1.4

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