How to Use isControl() in Arduino?

The isControl() function is used to determine if a character is a control character. A control character or a non-printing character (NPC) is a code point (a number) in a character set that does not represent a written symbol. All entries in the ASCII table below code 32 are of this kind. This includes characters like '
', '\t', and so on.


The syntax of the isControl function is as follows −


Where myChar is the character being evaluated. If it is a control character, this function returns True, otherwise False.


The following example illustrates how to use this function −

void setup() {
   char c1 = 'a';
   char c2 = '
';    if (isControl(c1)) {       Serial.println("c1 is a control char");    } else {       Serial.println("c1 is NOT a control char");    }    if (isControl(c2)) {       Serial.println("c2 is a control char");    } else {       Serial.println("c2 is NOT a control char");    } } void loop() { }


The Serial Monitor output is shown below −

Updated on: 24-Jul-2021


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