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Char.IsSurrogate Method (Char)

Indicates whether the specified character has a surrogate code unit.

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

public static bool IsSurrogate(
	char c
)

Parameters

c
Type: System.Char

The Unicode character to evaluate.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if c is either a high surrogate or a low surrogate; otherwise, false.

A surrogate is a Char object with a UTF-16 code unit in the range from U+D800 to U+DFFF. Each character with a code unit in this range belongs to the UnicodeCategory.Surrogate category. The individual surrogate code unit has no interpretation of its own, but has meaning only when used as part of a surrogate pair. For more information about surrogate pairs, see the Unicode Standard at the Unicode home page.

The following example demonstrates the IsSurrogate method.

using System;

public class IsSurrogateSample {
	public static void Main() {
		string str = "\U00010F00"; // Unicode values between 0x10000 and 0x10FFF are represented by two 16-bit "surrogate" characters

		Console.WriteLine(Char.IsSurrogate('a'));		// Output: "False"
		Console.WriteLine(Char.IsSurrogate(str, 0));	// Output: "True"
	}
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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 Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

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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