Bug 10375 - ToString() method on Double type does not return the same syntax on simulator and real phone
Summary: ToString() method on Double type does not return the same syntax on simulator...
Alias: None
Product: iOS
Classification: Xamarin
Component: General ()
Version: 6.3.x
Hardware: PC Mac OS
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Target Milestone: Untriaged
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-02-18 10:37 UTC by Simon CORSIN
Modified: 2013-02-18 11:22 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Simon CORSIN 2013-02-18 10:37:18 UTC
A short code snippet should be self-explanatory:

double number = 42.1337;


>> 42,1337 < Real device
>> 42.1337 < Simulator

I tried also number.ToString("R"), with the same result. The Microsoft documentation shows that it is supposed to use a "point" and not a comma. My workaround for now is to simply use:

Console.WriteLine(number.ToString().Replace(",", ".");

>> 42.1337 < Real device
>> 42.1337 < Simulator
Comment 1 Sebastien Pouliot 2013-02-18 11:01:51 UTC
That looks like a culture issue. Are you sure your device and simulator have the same language and regional settings ?
Comment 2 Simon CORSIN 2013-02-18 11:19:49 UTC
Indeed! My phone was in English but with the French Region Format. I really did not know it would has an effect on the ToString behaviour. Thanks and sorry for the waste of time.
Comment 3 Sebastien Pouliot 2013-02-18 11:22:04 UTC
Pas de probleme :-)

Console.WriteLine (number.ToString(CultureInfo.InvariantCulture));

^ should always return the same '.' separator whatever the current culture