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DecimalStyle withNegativeSign() method in Java with Example

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  • Last Updated : 26 Aug, 2019
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The withNegativeSign() method of java.time.format.DecimalStyle class in Java is used to set the character that is used to represent negative sign for the Locale of this DecimalStyle. This method takes the character as the parameter and returns the DecimalStyle instance with the updated negative sign character.

Syntax:

public DecimalStyle withNegativeSign(char negativeSign)

Parameter: This method accepts negativeSign as a parameter which is the character that will be used to represent negative sign for this DecimalStyle.

Return Value: This method returns the DecimalStyle instance with the updated negative sign character.

Exception: This method do not throw any Exception.

Program:




// Java program to demonstrate
// the above method
  
import java.time.format.*;
import java.util.*;
  
public class DecimalStyleDemo {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        DecimalStyle ds
            = DecimalStyle.STANDARD;
  
        System.out.println("Current Character"
                           + " used for negative sign: "
                           + ds.getNegativeSign());
  
        char negativeSign = '*';
  
        ds = ds.withNegativeSign(negativeSign);
  
        System.out.println("Updated Character "
                           + "used for negative sign: "
                           + ds.getNegativeSign());
    }
}


Output:

Current Character used for negative sign: -
Updated Character used for negative sign: *

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/10/docs/api/java/time/format/DecimalStyle.html#withNegativeSign(char)

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