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DecimalFormatSymbols setMinusSign(char) method in Java with Examples

  • Last Updated : 29 Jul, 2019

The setMinusSign(char) method of java.text.DecimalFormatSymbols class in Java is used to set the character that is used to represent minus sign for the Locale of this DecimalFormatSymbols. This method takes the character for representing the minus sign as the parameter.

Syntax:

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public void setMinusSign(char minusSign)

Parameter: This method accepts minusSign as a parameter which is the character that will be used to represent minus sign for this DecimalFormatSymbols.

Return Value: This method do not set anything.



Exception: This method do not throw any Exception.

Program:




// Java program to demonstrate
// the above method
  
import java.text.*;
import java.util.*;
  
public class DecimalFormatSymbolsDemo {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        DecimalFormatSymbols dfs
            = new DecimalFormatSymbols();
  
        System.out.println("Current Character used"
                           + " for minus sign: "
                           + dfs.getMinusSign());
  
        char minusSign = '*';
  
        dfs.setMinusSign(minusSign);
  
        System.out.println("Updated Character used"
                           + " for minus sign: "
                           + dfs.getMinusSign());
    }
}
Output:
Current Character used for minus sign: -
Updated Character used for minus sign: *

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/9/docs/api/java/text/DecimalFormatSymbols.html#getMinusSign–

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