Path.AltDirectorySeparatorChar Field

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

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


Public Shared ReadOnly AltDirectorySeparatorChar As Char
public static readonly char AltDirectorySeparatorChar


The AltDirectorySeparatorChar and DirectorySeparatorChar fields are valid for separating directory levels in a path string.

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

Version Information


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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