The NSNumberFormatter class provides a simple means to format NSNumber objects. The class includes many pre-defined number format styles you can use and the table below list some of them.


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Code below demonstrates how to use the NSNumberFormatter Class to format an NSNumber using the NSNumberFormatterCurrencyStyle format style.

// Create an NSNumber object, box a C floating-point number, then assign it to the NSNumber object
NSNumber *profit = [NSNumber numberWithFloat:135457.89];

// Create an NSNumberFormatter object
NSNumberFormatter *formatter = [[NSNumberFormatter alloc] init];

// Set the formatter objec's style
[formatter setNumberStyle:NSNumberFormatterCurrencyStyle];

// Format the profit object befor assinging it to a string object
NSString *formattedProfit = [formatter stringFromNumber:profit];

// Display the formatted number string object