Char.IsWhiteSpace Method (Char)

Indicates whether the specified Unicode character is categorized as white space.

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

public static bool IsWhiteSpace(
	char c
)

Parameters

c
Type: System.Char

The Unicode character to evaluate.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if c is white space; otherwise, false.

White space characters are the following Unicode characters:

  • Members of the SpaceSeparator category, which includes the characters SPACE (U+0020), OGHAM SPACE MARK (U+1680), MONGOLIAN VOWEL SEPARATOR (U+180E), EN QUAD (U+2000), EM QUAD (U+2001), EN SPACE (U+2002), EM SPACE (U+2003), THREE-PER-EM SPACE (U+2004), FOUR-PER-EM SPACE (U+2005), SIX-PER-EM SPACE (U+2006), FIGURE SPACE (U+2007), PUNCTUATION SPACE (U+2008), THIN SPACE (U+2009), HAIR SPACE (U+200A), NARROW NO-BREAK SPACE (U+202F), MEDIUM MATHEMATICAL SPACE (U+205F), and IDEOGRAPHIC SPACE (U+3000).

  • Members of the LineSeparator category, which consists solely of the LINE SEPARATOR character (U+2028).

  • Members of the ParagraphSeparator category, which consists solely of the PARAGRAPH SEPARATOR character (U+2029).

  • The characters CHARACTER TABULATION (U+0009), LINE FEED (U+000A), LINE TABULATION (U+000B), FORM FEED (U+000C), CARRIAGE RETURN (U+000D), NEXT LINE (U+0085), and NO-BREAK SPACE (U+00A0).

The following code example demonstrates IsWhiteSpace.

using System;

public class IsWhiteSpaceSample {
	public static void Main() {
		string str = "black matter"; 

		Console.WriteLine(Char.IsWhiteSpace('A'));		// Output: "False"
		Console.WriteLine(Char.IsWhiteSpace(str, 5));	// Output: "True"
	}
}

.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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