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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, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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