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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
A Unicode character.

Return Value

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

White space characters are the following Unicode characters:

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).

NoteNote:

A return value of true from this method does not necessarily indicate that c is a white space character that will be removed by a call to the Trim method if it is a leading or trailing part of the string.

The following example demonstrates IsWhiteSpace.


using System;

public class Example
{
   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
   {
      string str = "black matter";

      outputBlock.Text += Char.IsWhiteSpace('A') + "\n";                // Output: "False"
      outputBlock.Text += Char.IsWhiteSpace(str, 5) + "\n";             // Output: "True"
   }
}


Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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