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Path::DirectorySeparatorChar Field

Provides a platform-specific character used to separate directory levels in a path string that reflects a hierarchical file system organization.

Namespace:  System.IO
Assemblies:   mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
  System.Runtime.Extensions (in System.Runtime.Extensions.dll)

public:
static initonly wchar_t DirectorySeparatorChar

The character stored in this field cannot be in InvalidPathChars. AltDirectorySeparatorChar and DirectorySeparatorChar are both valid for separating directory levels in a path string.

The following code example demonstrates the use of the DirectorySeparatorChar field.

Console::WriteLine( "Path::AltDirectorySeparatorChar={0}", (Path::AltDirectorySeparatorChar).ToString() );
Console::WriteLine( "Path::DirectorySeparatorChar={0}", (Path::DirectorySeparatorChar).ToString() );
Console::WriteLine( "Path::PathSeparator={0}", (Path::PathSeparator).ToString() );
Console::WriteLine( "Path::VolumeSeparatorChar={0}", (Path::VolumeSeparatorChar).ToString() );
Console::Write( "Path::InvalidPathChars=" );
for ( int i = 0; i < Path::InvalidPathChars->Length; i++ )
   Console::Write( Path::InvalidPathChars[ i ] );
Console::WriteLine();

// This code produces output similar to the following: 
// Note that the InvalidPathCharacters contain characters 
// outside of the printable character set. 
// 
// Path.AltDirectorySeparatorChar=/ 
// Path.DirectorySeparatorChar=\ 
// Path.PathSeparator=; 
// Path.VolumeSeparatorChar=:

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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