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Char.IsControl Method (Char)

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

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

public static bool IsControl(
	char c
)

Parameters

c
Type: System.Char

The Unicode character to evaluate.

Return Value

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

Control characters are formatting and other non-printing characters, such as ACK, BEL, CR, FF, LF, and VT. T The Unicode standard assigns code points from \U0000 to \U001F, \U007F, and from \U0080 to \U009F to control characters. According to the Unicode standard, these values are to be interpreted as control characters unless their use is otherwise defined by an application. Valid control characters are members of the UnicodeCategory.Control category.

The following example lists the Unicode code point of each of the control characters.

using System;

public class ControlChars
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      int charsWritten = 0;

      for (int ctr = 0x00; ctr <= 0xFFFF; ctr++)
      {
         char ch = Convert.ToChar(ctr);
         if (char.IsControl(ch))
         {
            Console.Write(@"\U{0:X4}    ", ctr);
            charsWritten++;
            if (charsWritten % 6 == 0)
               Console.WriteLine();
         }     
      }  
   }
}
// The example displays the following output to the console: 
//       \U0000    \U0001    \U0002    \U0003    \U0004    \U0005 
//       \U0006    \U0007    \U0008    \U0009    \U000A    \U000B 
//       \U000C    \U000D    \U000E    \U000F    \U0010    \U0011 
//       \U0012    \U0013    \U0014    \U0015    \U0016    \U0017 
//       \U0018    \U0019    \U001A    \U001B    \U001C    \U001D 
//       \U001E    \U001F    \U007F    \U0080    \U0081    \U0082 
//       \U0083    \U0084    \U0085    \U0086    \U0087    \U0088 
//       \U0089    \U008A    \U008B    \U008C    \U008D    \U008E 
//       \U008F    \U0090    \U0091    \U0092    \U0093    \U0094 
//       \U0095    \U0096    \U0097    \U0098    \U0099    \U009A 
//       \U009B    \U009C    \U009D    \U009E    \U009F

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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