Environment.NewLine Environment.NewLine Environment.NewLine Environment.NewLine Property

Definition

Gets the newline string defined for this environment.

public:
 static property System::String ^ NewLine { System::String ^ get(); };
public static string NewLine { get; }
member this.NewLine : string
Public Shared ReadOnly Property NewLine As String

Property Value

A string containing "\r\n" for non-Unix platforms, or a string containing "\n" for Unix platforms.

Examples

The following example displays three lines separated by newlines.

// Sample for the Environment::NewLine property
using namespace System;
int main()
{
   Console::WriteLine();
   Console::WriteLine( "NewLine: {0}  first line {0}  second line {0}  third line", Environment::NewLine );
}

/*
This example produces the following results:

NewLine:
first line
second line
third line
*/
// Sample for the Environment.NewLine property
using System;

class Sample 
{
    public static void Main() 
    {
    Console.WriteLine();
    Console.WriteLine("NewLine: {0}  first line{0}  second line{0}  third line",
                          Environment.NewLine);
    }
}
/*
This example produces the following results:

NewLine:
  first line
  second line
  third line
*/
' Sample for the Environment.NewLine property
Imports System

Class Sample
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      Console.WriteLine()
      Console.WriteLine("NewLine: {0}  first line{0}  second line{0}  third line", _
                             Environment.NewLine)
   End Sub 'Main
End Class 'Sample
'
'This example produces the following results:
'
'NewLine:
'  first line
'  second line
'  third line
'

Remarks

The property value of NewLine is a constant customized specifically for the current platform and implementation of the .NET Framework. For more information about the escape characters in the property value, see Character Escapes.

The functionality provided by NewLine is often what is meant by the terms newline, line feed, line break, carriage return, CRLF, and end of line.

NewLine can be used in conjunction with language-specific newline support such as the escape characters '\r' and '\n' in Microsoft C# and C/C++, or vbCrLf in Microsoft Visual Basic.

NewLine is automatically appended to text processed by the Console.WriteLine and StringBuilder.AppendLine methods.

Applies to