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printf and format in c#

Hi, how would I translate this to c#?

char ttext[100];
sprintf(ttext,"%2.2i %-.10s %8.3f",1,"Mark",123.24);

[expected output] 01 Mark<6spaces> 123.240

Nov 15 '05 #1
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Hi Mark,

Thank you for posting in the community! My name is Jeffrey, and I will be
assisting you on this issue.

Based on my understanding, you want to format numeric in string in C#.
First, I want to remind you that sprintf(ttext,"%2.2i %-.10s
%8.3f",1,"Mark",123.24) will output:
"01 Mark<0spaces> 123.240" instead of "01 Mark<6spaces> 123.240"

If you want to get your expected output, you should use:
sprintf(ttext,"%2.2i %-10.10s %8.3f",1,"Mark",123.24);

In C#, you can use String.Format method to format numeric into string.
You can try the following Solution to see if it helps resolve your issue:

string result=String.Format("{0,2:00} {1,-10} {2, 8: #.000}",1,"Mark",

It will output your wanted string: "01 Mark<6spaces> 123.240"

String.Format method takes one format parameter which is in the form:
{index[,alignment][:formatString]} .
For more information of each fields, please refer to:

Also, you can find "Standard Numeric Format Strings" and "Custom Numeric
Format Strings" documents in:

There are also samples in:

Please apply my suggestion above and let me know if it helps resolve your

Thank you for your patience and cooperation. If you have any questions or
concerns, please feel free to post it in the group. I am standing by to be
of assistance.
Have a nice day!!

Best regards,
Jeffrey Tan
Microsoft Online Partner Support
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