Char.IsSeparator Method (Char)

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

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

public static bool IsSeparator(
	char c


Type: System.Char
A Unicode character.

Return Value

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

The Unicode standard recognizes three subcategories of separators:


The Unicode standard classifies the characters \u000A (LF), \u000C (FF), and \u000A (CR) as control characters (members of the UnicodeCategory.Control category), not as separator characters.

The following example lists the Char objects that are classified as separator characters.

using System;

public class Example
   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
      for (int ctr = Convert.ToInt32(Char.MinValue); ctr <= Convert.ToInt32(Char.MaxValue); ctr++)
         char ch = (Char)ctr;
         if (Char.IsSeparator(ch))
            outputBlock.Text += String.Format(@"\u{0:X4} ({1})", (int)ch, Char.GetUnicodeCategory(ch).ToString()) + "\n";
// The example displays the following output:
//       \u0020 (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u00A0 (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u1680 (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u180E (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u2000 (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u2001 (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u2002 (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u2003 (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u2004 (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u2005 (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u2006 (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u2007 (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u2008 (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u2009 (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u200A (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u2028 (LineSeparator)
//       \u2029 (ParagraphSeparator)
//       \u202F (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u205F (SpaceSeparator)
//       \u3000 (SpaceSeparator)


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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