# Getting all decimal places

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Hi.

I have yet again come across something where I need a little help.

I have a decimal number which I would like to display in my GUI.

It is the result of a calculation like this:

\$variable = 3363 * 0.00000000

The actual number (3363) is a variable, but always positive.

Now, when I try to set \$variable as the data in a Label it comes up like: 3363e-005

Which is 3.363*10^5

It is the same number only as a math expression and not a decimal number.

I have tried a lot of things like using Round(), Number() and even String(), but it doesn't seem to help.

I tried looking at StringFormat:
http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/docs/functions/StringFormat.htm

But I can't seem to make heads or tail from it.

Any help would be highly appreciated!

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Looks like scientific notation, maybe you should write an example script.

Monkey's are, like, natures humans.

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Anne,

Use StringFormat to force the value into enough decimal places like this:

```#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>

\$hGUI = GUICreate("Test", 500, 500)

\$cLabel_N = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 10, 10, 300, 20)
\$cLabel_S = GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 10, 50, 300, 20)

GUISetState()

; Create numerical value
\$nVar = 3363 * 0.000000001 ; This will display as scientific notation

; Convert to a string with 20 decimal places - result will be padded with 0s
\$sVar = StringFormat("%.20f", \$nVar)
; So we need to eemove unnecessary 0s
While 1
If StringRight(\$sVar, 1) = "0" Then
\$sVar = StringTrimRight(\$sVar, 1)
Else
ExitLoop
EndIf
WEnd

; Display results
GUICtrlSetData(\$cLabel_N, \$nVar)
GUICtrlSetData(\$cLabel_S, \$sVar)

While 1
Switch GUIGetMsg()
Case \$GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
Exit
EndSwitch
WEnd```
All clear?

M23

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