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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
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

Public Shared ReadOnly DirectorySeparatorChar As Char

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 value of this field is a slash ("/") on UNIX, and a backslash ("\") on the Windows and Macintosh operating systems.

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

Console.WriteLine("Path.AltDirectorySeparatorChar={0}", Path.AltDirectorySeparatorChar)
Console.WriteLine("Path.DirectorySeparatorChar={0}", Path.DirectorySeparatorChar)
Console.WriteLine("Path.PathSeparator={0}", Path.PathSeparator)
Console.WriteLine("Path.VolumeSeparatorChar={0}", Path.VolumeSeparatorChar)

Dim c As Char 
For Each c In Path.GetInvalidPathChars()
Next c

' 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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