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Char.IsLowSurrogate Method (Char)

Indicates whether the specified Char object is a low surrogate.

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

public static bool IsLowSurrogate(
	char c
)

Parameters

c
Type: System.Char

The character to evaluate.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the numeric value of the c parameter ranges from U+DC00 through U+DFFF; otherwise, false.

In addition to representing single characters using a 16-bit code point, UTF-16 encoding allows abstract characters to be represented using two 16-bit code points, which is known as a surrogate pair. The second element in this pair is the low surrogate. Its code point can range from U+DC00 to U+DFFF. An individual surrogate has no interpretation of its own; it is meaningful only when used as part of a surrogate pair.

The following code example demonstrates the IsHighSurrogate, IsLowSurrogate, and IsSurrogatePair methods.

// This example demonstrates the Char.IsLowSurrogate() method 
//                                    IsHighSurrogate() method 
//                                    IsSurrogatePair() method 
using System;

class Sample 
{
    public static void Main() 
    {
    char cHigh = '\uD800';
    char cLow  = '\uDC00';
    string s1  = new String(new char[] {'a', '\uD800', '\uDC00', 'z'});
    string divider = String.Concat( Environment.NewLine, new String('-', 70), 
                                    Environment.NewLine);

    Console.WriteLine();
    Console.WriteLine("Hexadecimal code point of the character, cHigh: {0:X4}", (int)cHigh);
    Console.WriteLine("Hexadecimal code point of the character, cLow:  {0:X4}", (int)cLow);
    Console.WriteLine();
    Console.WriteLine("Characters in string, s1: 'a', high surrogate, low surrogate, 'z'");
    Console.WriteLine("Hexadecimal code points of the characters in string, s1: ");
    for(int i = 0; i < s1.Length; i++)
        {
        Console.WriteLine("s1[{0}] = {1:X4} ", i, (int)s1[i]);
        }
    Console.WriteLine(divider);

    Console.WriteLine("Is each of the following characters a high surrogate?");
    Console.WriteLine("A1) cLow?  - {0}", Char.IsHighSurrogate(cLow));
    Console.WriteLine("A2) cHigh? - {0}", Char.IsHighSurrogate(cHigh));
    Console.WriteLine("A3) s1[0]? - {0}", Char.IsHighSurrogate(s1, 0));
    Console.WriteLine("A4) s1[1]? - {0}", Char.IsHighSurrogate(s1, 1));
    Console.WriteLine(divider);

    Console.WriteLine("Is each of the following characters a low surrogate?");
    Console.WriteLine("B1) cLow?  - {0}", Char.IsLowSurrogate(cLow));
    Console.WriteLine("B2) cHigh? - {0}", Char.IsLowSurrogate(cHigh));
    Console.WriteLine("B3) s1[0]? - {0}", Char.IsLowSurrogate(s1, 0));
    Console.WriteLine("B4) s1[2]? - {0}", Char.IsLowSurrogate(s1, 2));
    Console.WriteLine(divider);

    Console.WriteLine("Is each of the following pairs of characters a surrogate pair?");
    Console.WriteLine("C1) cHigh and cLow?  - {0}", Char.IsSurrogatePair(cHigh, cLow));
    Console.WriteLine("C2) s1[0] and s1[1]? - {0}", Char.IsSurrogatePair(s1, 0));
    Console.WriteLine("C3) s1[1] and s1[2]? - {0}", Char.IsSurrogatePair(s1, 1));
    Console.WriteLine("C4) s1[2] and s1[3]? - {0}", Char.IsSurrogatePair(s1, 2));
    Console.WriteLine(divider);
    }
}
/*
This example produces the following results:

Hexadecimal code point of the character, cHigh: D800
Hexadecimal code point of the character, cLow:  DC00

Characters in string, s1: 'a', high surrogate, low surrogate, 'z'
Hexadecimal code points of the characters in string, s1:
s1[0] = 0061
s1[1] = D800
s1[2] = DC00
s1[3] = 007A

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Is each of the following characters a high surrogate?
A1) cLow?  - False
A2) cHigh? - True
A3) s1[0]? - False
A4) s1[1]? - True

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Is each of the following characters a low surrogate?
B1) cLow?  - True
B2) cHigh? - False
B3) s1[0]? - False
B4) s1[2]? - True

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Is each of the following pairs of characters a surrogate pair?
C1) cHigh and cLow?  - True
C2) s1[0] and s1[1]? - False
C3) s1[1] and s1[2]? - True
C4) s1[2] and s1[3]? - False

----------------------------------------------------------------------

*/

.NET Framework

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

.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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