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Char.IsSymbol Method (Char)

Indicates whether the specified Unicode character is categorized as a symbol character.

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

public static bool IsSymbol(
	char c
)

Parameters

c
Type: System.Char

A Unicode character.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if c is a symbol character; otherwise, false.

Valid symbols are members of the following categories in UnicodeCategory: MathSymbol, CurrencySymbol, ModifierSymbol, and OtherSymbol.

Symbols in the Unicode standard are a loosely defined set of characters that include the following:

  • Currency symbols.

  • Letterlike symbols, which include a set of mathematical alphanumeric symbols, as well as such symbols as ℅, №, and ™.

  • Number forms, such as subscripts and superscripts.

  • Mathematical operators and arrows.

  • Geometric symbols.

  • Technical symbols.

  • Braille patterns.

  • Dingbats.

The following code example demonstrates IsSymbol.

using System;

public class IsSymbolSample {
	public static void Main() {
		string str = "non-symbolic characters"; 

		Console.WriteLine(Char.IsSymbol('+'));		// Output: "True"
		Console.WriteLine(Char.IsSymbol(str, 8));	// Output: "False"
	}
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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