Java Format Parentheses

In this chapter you will learn:

  1. When to use Format Parentheses
  2. Syntax for Java Format Parentheses
  3. How to show negative numeric inside parentheses


( gives negative numeric values parentheses.


fmt.format("%(d", -100);


The ( flag shows negative numeric inside parentheses, rather than with a leading -.

import java.util.Formatter;
/* w w w .j a v a  2s.  c  o m*/
public class Main {
  public static void main(String args[]) {
    Formatter fmt = new Formatter();
    fmt.format("%(d", -100);

The output:

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What you will learn in the next chapter:

  1. What is zero padding
  2. Syntax for Java Format Zero Padding
  3. How to pad with zeros rather than spaces
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