Path.AltDirectorySeparatorChar Path.AltDirectorySeparatorChar Path.AltDirectorySeparatorChar Path.AltDirectorySeparatorChar Field

Definition

Provides a platform-specific alternate character used to separate directory levels in a path string that reflects a hierarchical file system organization.

public: static initonly char AltDirectorySeparatorChar;
public static readonly char AltDirectorySeparatorChar;
 staticval mutable AltDirectorySeparatorChar : char
Public Shared ReadOnly AltDirectorySeparatorChar As Char 
Field Value

Examples

The following code example demonstrates a use of the AltDirectorySeparatorChar field.

Console::WriteLine( "Path::AltDirectorySeparatorChar={0}", (Path::AltDirectorySeparatorChar).ToString() );
Console::WriteLine( "Path::DirectorySeparatorChar={0}", (Path::DirectorySeparatorChar).ToString() );
Console::WriteLine( "Path::PathSeparator={0}", (Path::PathSeparator).ToString() );
Console::WriteLine( "Path::VolumeSeparatorChar={0}", (Path::VolumeSeparatorChar).ToString() );
Console::Write( "Path::InvalidPathChars=" );
for ( int i = 0; i < Path::InvalidPathChars->Length; i++ )
   Console::Write( Path::InvalidPathChars[ i ] );
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}", 
    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.GetInvalidPathChars()=");
foreach (char c in Path.GetInvalidPathChars())
    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}", 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.GetInvalidPathChars()=")
Dim c As Char
For Each c In Path.GetInvalidPathChars()
    Console.Write(c)
Next 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=:

Remarks

The character stored in this field cannot be in InvalidPathChars. This field can be set to the same value as DirectorySeparatorChar. AltDirectorySeparatorChar and DirectorySeparatorChar are both valid for separating directory levels in a path string.

The value of this field is a slash ('/') on Windows, UNIX and Macintosh operating systems.

Applies to

See Also