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Environment.NewLine Property

Gets the newline string defined for this environment.

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

public static string NewLine { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string containing "\r\n" for non-Unix platforms,
or
a string containing "\n" for Unix platforms.

The property value of NewLine is a constant customized specifically for the current platform and implementation of the .NET Framework. For more information about the escape characters in the property value, see Character Escapes.

The functionality provided by NewLine is often what is meant by the terms newline, line feed, line break, carriage return, CRLF, and end of line.

NewLine can be used in conjunction with language-specific newline support such as the escape characters '\r' and '\n' in Microsoft C# and C/C++, or vbCrLf in Microsoft Visual Basic.

NewLine is automatically appended to text processed by the Console.WriteLine and StringBuilder.AppendLine methods.

The following code example displays three lines separated by newlines.

// Sample for the Environment.NewLine property 
using System;

class Sample 
{
    public static void Main() 
    {
    Console.WriteLine();
    Console.WriteLine("NewLine: {0}  first line{0}  second line{0}  third line",
                          Environment.NewLine);
    }
}
/*
This example produces the following results:

NewLine:
  first line
  second line
  third line
*/

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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