Char.IsPunctuation Method (Char)

Indicates whether the specified Unicode character is categorized as a punctuation mark.

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

public static bool IsPunctuation(
	char c
)

Parameters

c
Type: System.Char

The Unicode character to evaluate.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if c is a punctuation mark; otherwise, false.

Valid punctuation marks are members of the following categories in UnicodeCategory: ConnectorPunctuation, DashPunctuation, OpenPunctuation, ClosePunctuation, InititalQuotePunctuation, FinalQuotePunctuation, or OtherPunctuation. They include characters with the Unicode code points listed in the following table.

U+0021 to U+0023

U+060C and U+060D

U+1800 to U+180A

U+3014 to U+301F

U+0025 to U+002A

U+061B

U+1944 and U+1945

U+3030

U+002C to U+002F

U+061E and U+061F

U+19DE and U+19DF

U+303D

U+003A and U+003B

U+066A to U+066D

U+1A1E and U+1A1F

U+30A0

U+003F and U+0040

U+06D4

U+1B5A to U+1B60

U+30FB

U+005B to U+005D

U+0700 to U+070D

U+2010 to U+2027

U+A874 to U+A877

U+005F

U+07F7 to U+07F9

U+2030 to U+2043

U+FD3E and U+FD3F

U+007B

U+0964 and U+0965

U+2045 to U+2051

U+FE10 to U+FE19

U+007D

U+0970

U+2053 to U+205E

U+FE30 to U+FE52

U+00A1

U+0DF4

U+207D and U+207E

U+FE54 to U+FE61

U+00AB

U+0E4F to U+0E5B

U+208D and U+208E

U+FE63

U+00AD

U+0F04 to U+0F12

U+2329 and U+232A

U+FE68

U+00B7

U+0F3A to U+0F3D

U+2768 to U+2775

U+FE6A and U+FE6B

U+00BB

U+0F85

U+27C5 to U+27C6

U+FF01 to U+FF03

U+00BF

U+0FD0 and U+0FD1

U+27E6 to U+27EB

U+FF05 to U+FF0A

U+037E

U+104A to U+104F

U+2983 to U+2998

U+FF0C to U+FF0F

U+0387

U+10FB

U+29D8 to U+29DB

U+FF1A and U+FF1B

U+055A to U+055F

U+1361 to U+1368

U+29FC and U+29FD

U+FF1F and U+FF20

U+0589 and U+058A

U+166D and U+166E

U+2CF9 to U+2CFC

U+FF3B to U+FF3D

U+05BE

U+169B and U+169C

U+2CFE and U+2CFF

U+FF3F

U+05C0

U+16EB to U+16ED

U+2E00 to U+2E17

U+FF5B

U+05C3

U+1735 and U+1736

U+2E1C and U+2E1D

U+FF5D

U+05C6

U+17D4 to U+17D6

U+3001 to U+3003

U+FF5F to U+FF65

U+05F3 and U+05F4

U+17D8 to U+17DA

U+3008 to U+3011

The following code example demonstrates IsPunctuation.

using System;

public class IsPunctuationSample {
	public static void Main() {
		char ch = '.';

		Console.WriteLine(Char.IsPunctuation(ch));						// Output: "True"
		Console.WriteLine(Char.IsPunctuation("no punctuation", 3));		// Output: "False"
	}
}

.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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