Char.IsSeparator Method (Char)


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

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

Public Shared Function IsSeparator (
	c As Char
) As Boolean


Type: System.Char

The Unicode character to evaluate.

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 \u000D (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.

Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      For ctr As Integer = Convert.ToInt32(Char.MinValue) To Convert.ToInt32(Char.MaxValue)
         Dim ch As Char = ChrW(ctr)
         If Char.IsSeparator(ch) Then
            Console.WriteLine("\u{0:X4} ({1})", AscW(ch), Char.GetUnicodeCategory(ch).ToString())
         End If
   End Sub
End Module
' 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)

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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