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Path.PathSeparator Field

A platform-specific separator character used to separate path strings in environment variables.

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

public static readonly char PathSeparator
public static final char PathSeparator
public static final var PathSeparator : char
Not applicable.

On Windows-based desktop platforms, the value of this field is the semicolon (;) by default, but might vary on other platforms.

The following code example demonstrates the use of the PathSeparator field.

Console.WriteLine("Path.AltDirectorySeparatorChar={0}", 
    Path.AltDirectorySeparatorChar);
Console.WriteLine("Path.DirectorySeparatorChar={0}", 
    Path.DirectorySeparatorChar);
Console.WriteLine("Path.PathSeparator={0}", 
    Path.PathSeparator);
Console.WriteLine("Path.VolumeSeparatorChar={0}", 
    Path.VolumeSeparatorChar);

Console.Write("Path.InvalidPathChars=");
foreach (char c in Path.InvalidPathChars)
    Console.Write(c);
Console.WriteLine();
// This code produces output similar to the following:
// Note that the InvalidPathCharacters contain characters
// outside of the printable character set.
//
// Path.AltDirectorySeparatorChar=/
// Path.DirectorySeparatorChar=\
// Path.PathSeparator=;
// Path.VolumeSeparatorChar=:

Console.WriteLine("Path.AltDirectorySeparatorChar={0}", 
    System.Convert.ToString(Path.AltDirectorySeparatorChar));
Console.WriteLine("Path.DirectorySeparatorChar={0}", 
    System.Convert.ToString(Path.DirectorySeparatorChar));
Console.WriteLine("Path.PathSeparator={0}", 
    System.Convert.ToString(Path.PathSeparator));
Console.WriteLine("Path.VolumeSeparatorChar={0}", 
    System.Convert.ToString (Path.VolumeSeparatorChar));

Console.Write("Path.InvalidPathChars=");

for(int iCtr=0; iCtr<Path.InvalidPathChars.length;iCtr++) {
    char c = Path.InvalidPathChars[iCtr];
    Console.Write(c);
}
Console.WriteLine();

Console.WriteLine("Path.AltDirectorySeparatorChar={0}", 
                  Path.AltDirectorySeparatorChar);
Console.WriteLine("Path.DirectorySeparatorChar={0}", 
                  Path.DirectorySeparatorChar);
Console.WriteLine("Path.PathSeparator={0}", 
                  Path.PathSeparator);
Console.WriteLine("Path.VolumeSeparatorChar={0}", 
                  Path.VolumeSeparatorChar);

Console.Write("Path.InvalidPathChars=");
for (var c : char in Path.InvalidPathChars)
    Console.Write(c);
Console.WriteLine();

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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