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    Mar 2013

    Try/Catch Statements

    Hello there! I am fairly new to C# and I'm having a problem coding a specific assignment. I was wondering if anyone could provide a few tips on what I'm doing wrong. I'm trying to have it catch 3 different things. That there is a decimal value, that there actually is something inserted, and that the number is within range of 0 and 1000. All of these need to display a different message box also. Down below is so far what I've done. I'm able to do the valid range but it's still calculating the numbers when I click calculate. Aslo when there is no value entered it brings up the "Please enter a valid subtotal" message box instead of the "Requires Subtotal" box. Thanks!
    private void btnCalculate_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
                    decimal subtotal = Decimal.Parse(txtSubtotal.Text);
                    if (subtotal < 0 || subtotal > 1000)
                        MessageBox.Show("Please enter a valid range");
                    if (txtSubtotal.Text == "")
                        MessageBox.Show("Requires Subtotal");
                        return false;
                               decimal discountPercent = .25m;
                    decimal discountAmount = subtotal * discountPercent;
                    decimal invoiceTotal = subtotal - discountAmount;
                    discountAmount = Math.Round(discountAmount, 2);
                    invoiceTotal = Math.Round(invoiceTotal, 2);
                    txtDiscountPercent.Text = discountPercent.ToString("p1");
                    txtDiscountAmount.Text = discountAmount.ToString();
                    txtTotal.Text = invoiceTotal.ToString();
                catch (FormatException)
                    MessageBox.Show("Please enter a valid subtotal");
    Last edited by DataMiser; March 13th, 2013 at 12:43 AM. Reason: added code tags for readability

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