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Char.IsSurrogatePair Method (String, Int32)

Indicates whether two adjacent Char objects at a specified position in a string form a surrogate pair.

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

public static function IsSurrogatePair(
	s : String, 
	index : int
) : boolean


Type: System.String

A string.

Type: System.Int32

A position within s.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the s parameter and the index parameter specify a pair of adjacent characters, and the numeric value of the character at position index ranges from U+D800 through U+DBFF, and the numeric value of the character at position index+1 ranges from U+DC00 through U+DFFF; otherwise, false.


s is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


index is not a position within s.

Ordinarily, a single character is represented by a single UTF-16 code unit. UTF-16 encoding also supports surrogate pairs, which allow a single abstract character to be represented by two UTF-16 code units. The first code unit, whose value can range from U+D800 to U+DBFF, is the high surrogate. The second code unit, whose value can range from U+DC00 to U+DFFF, is the low surrogate. Individual surrogate code units have no interpretation of their own. For more information about surrogates and the Unicode Standard, see the Unicode home page.

The following code example demonstrates the IsHighSurrogate, IsLowSurrogate, and IsSurrogatePair methods.

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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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0