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Char.IsSurrogate Method (Char)

Indicates whether the specified character has a surrogate code unit.

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

public static bool IsSurrogate(
	char c
)

Parameters

c
Type: System.Char

The Unicode character to evaluate.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if c is either a high surrogate or a low surrogate; otherwise, false.

A surrogate is a Char object with a UTF-16 code unit in the range from U+D800 to U+DFFF. Each character with a code unit in this range belongs to the UnicodeCategory.Surrogate category. The individual surrogate code unit has no interpretation of its own, but has meaning only when used as part of a surrogate pair. For more information about surrogate pairs, see the Unicode Standard at the Unicode home page.

The following example demonstrates the IsSurrogate method.

using System;

public class IsSurrogateSample {
	public static void Main() {
		string str = "\U00010F00"; // Unicode values between 0x10000 and 0x10FFF are represented by two 16-bit "surrogate" characters

		Console.WriteLine(Char.IsSurrogate('a'));		// Output: "False"
		Console.WriteLine(Char.IsSurrogate(str, 0));	// Output: "True"
	}
}

.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

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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