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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)

'Declaration
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)

Console.Write("Path.GetInvalidPathChars()=")
Dim c As Char 
For Each c In Path.GetInvalidPathChars()
    Console.Write(c)
Next c
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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