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Posted 30 Nov 2010

JavaScript Number Parsing and Formatting for Multicultural Environments

, 21 Dec 2010 CPOL
A JavaScript class used to help in formatting and parsing numbers when parseInt and parseFloat are not enough
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Runtime.Serialization;
using System.ServiceModel;
using System.Text;
using System.ServiceModel.Activation;
using System.ServiceModel.Web;

namespace NumberFormatterExample
    [ServiceContract(Namespace = "")]
    [AspNetCompatibilityRequirements(RequirementsMode = AspNetCompatibilityRequirementsMode.Allowed)]
    public class FormattingServices
        // To use HTTP GET, add [WebGet] attribute. (Default ResponseFormat is WebMessageFormat.Json)
        // To create an operation that returns XML,
        //     add [WebGet(ResponseFormat=WebMessageFormat.Xml)],
        //     and include the following line in the operation body:
        //         WebOperationContext.Current.OutgoingResponse.ContentType = "text/xml";
        [WebInvoke(Method = "POST", ResponseFormat = WebMessageFormat.Json)]
        public void DoWork()
            // Add your operation implementation here

        [WebInvoke(Method = "POST", ResponseFormat = WebMessageFormat.Json, BodyStyle=WebMessageBodyStyle.Wrapped)]
        public NumberFormatInfo GetFormat(string format)
            if (format == "acc")
                return new NumberFormatInfo() { NegativeSign = "()", NumberDecimalDigits = 2, NumberDecimalSeparator = ".", NumberGroupSeparator = ",", NumberGroupSizes = 3, NumberNegativePattern = 0 };
            // Add your operation implementation here
            return new NumberFormatInfo(new System.Globalization.CultureInfo(format).NumberFormat);

        // Add more operations here and mark them with [OperationContract]

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Luc Veronneau
Web Developer Faltour Inc.
Canada Canada
From the beginning i have always been passionate about everything. I have never actually studied in computer programming but life brought me in IT departments from the beginning of my career. The more i programmed the more i liked it. Ever since, i've been hooked.

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