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StringSplitOptions Enumeration

Specifies whether applicable String.Split method overloads include or omit empty substrings from the return value.

This enumeration has a FlagsAttribute attribute that allows a bitwise combination of its member values.

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

[<FlagsAttribute>]
[<ComVisibleAttribute(false)>]
type StringSplitOptions

Member nameDescription
Supported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsNoneThe return value includes array elements that contain an empty string
Supported by Portable Class LibrarySupported in .NET for Windows Store appsRemoveEmptyEntriesThe return value does not include array elements that contain an empty string

The String.Split method returns an array of the substrings in a given string that are delimited by specified characters or strings. Adjacent delimiters yield an array element that contains an empty string (""). The values of the StringSplitOptions enumeration specify whether an array element that contains an empty string is included in the returned array.

Specify the None value to invoke the default behavior of the String.Split method, which is to return an array of both empty substrings and substrings that are not empty. Specify the RemoveEmptyEntries value to cause the String.Split method to return an array consisting solely of substrings that are not empty.

The following code example uses the StringSplitOptions enumeration to include or exclude substrings generated by the String.Split method.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.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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