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ILatLonFormat.ShowDirections Property

Indicates if a directional letter (N-S-E-W) is appended to the formatted number.

[Visual Basic 6.0]
Property ShowDirections As Boolean
[Visual Basic .NET]
Public Property ShowDirections As Boolean
public bool ShowDirections {get; set;}
public boolean isShowDirections()
public void setShowDirections(
boolean ShowDirections
HRESULT get_ShowDirections(
HRESULT put_ShowDirections(




Show [out, retval]

  Show is a parameter of type VARIANT_BOOL

Show [in]

  Show is a parameter of type VARIANT_BOOL

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.


The ShowDirections property sets or returns an indicator that tells whether to append a directional letter designation (N, S, E, or W) when the ValueToString method in the associated INumberFormat interface formats numbers.

The settings for ShowDirections are:

Setting Description


(Default) A directional letter designation is not appended to the format, for example, 270.


A directional letter designation is appended to the format, for example, 270E.


As an alternative, the ShowPlusSign property from INumericFormat can be used to show similar information since the LatLonFormat coclass also supports this interface.

See Also

ILatLonFormat Interface | IFractionFormat Interface | AngleFormat Class | IAngleFormat Interface | IPercentageFormat Interface | ICustomNumberFormat Interface | CurrencyFormat Class | LatLonFormat Class | FractionFormat Class | IRateFormat Interface | RateFormat Class | ILatLonFormat2 Interface | NumericFormat Class | CustomNumberFormat Class | INumericFormat Interface | PercentageFormat Class | IScientificNumberFormat Interface | ILatLonFormat Interface | INumberFormat Interface | ScientificFormat Class | IDMSGridLabel.LabelType Property | esriDMSGridLabelType Constants | IDMSGridLabel Interface | ILatLonFormat2 Interface | ILatLonFormat Interface


LatLonFormat Example