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TextFieldParser.CommentTokens Property

Defines comment tokens. A comment token is a string that, when placed at the beginning of a line, indicates that the line is a comment and should be ignored by the parser.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

public string[] CommentTokens { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String[]
A string array that contains all of the comment tokens for the TextFieldParser object.


A comment token includes white space.

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Zero-length comment tokens are ignored.

This example specifies that for the TextFieldParser, FileReader lines beginning with a single quotation mark (') should be ignored.

FileReader.TextFieldType = 
FileReader.CommentTokens = New String() {"'"}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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