Bob wrote:

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However they'd like to see 1 3/4 inches rather than 1.75 inches .. and

apparently its not possible to make the whole country go metric by the

time we need to roll out.

I don't see why not. After all, we've been talking about it for at

least three decades. You'd think we'd be done by now. :)

I'm wondering if there is *anything* in the .net framework to make

working with and displaying fractions any easier ...

Sure. The System.Math class has methods that can help. Things like

Truncate, Round, etc. if you want, depending on how you might implement

the string formatting yourself.

Assuming the fractions are going to have a consistent denominator, or at

least some small number of consistent denominators, it should be simple

to implement it yourself. The exact implementation will depend on

things like whether you are to always use a specific denominator, if

you're supposed reduce fractions, and whether you're supposed to round

to the nearest fraction. But those shouldn't be too hard to deal with.

But there isn't any built-in string formatting that does fractions, if

that's what you're asking, no.

Pete