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Char.IsSymbol Method (Char)

Indicates whether the specified Unicode character is categorized as a symbol character.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public static bool IsSymbol(
	char c
)

Parameters

c
Type: System.Char
A Unicode character.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if c is a symbol character; otherwise, false.

Valid symbols are members of the following categories in UnicodeCategory: MathSymbol, CurrencySymbol, ModifierSymbol, and OtherSymbol.

Symbols in the Unicode standard are a loosely defined set of characters that include the following:

  • Currency symbols.

  • Letterlike symbols, which include a set of mathematical alphanumeric symbols, as well as such symbols as ℅, №, and ™.

  • Number forms, such as subscripts and superscripts.

  • Mathematical operators and arrows.

  • Geometric symbols.

  • Technical symbols.

  • Braille patterns.

  • Dingbats.

The following example demonstrates IsSymbol.


using System;

public class Example
{
   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
   {
      string str = "non-symbolic characters";

      outputBlock.Text += Char.IsSymbol('+') + "\n";           // Output: "True"
      outputBlock.Text += Char.IsSymbol(str, 8) + "\n";        // Output: "False"
   }
}


Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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