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TextFieldParser.Delimiters Property

Defines the delimiters for a text file.

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

public string[] Delimiters { get; set; }

Property Value

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


A delimiter value is set to a newline character, an empty string, or Nothing.

This property is meaningful only if the TextFieldType property is set to FieldType.Delimited.

Defining the delimiters for a text file can also be accomplished with the SetDelimiters method.

The following table lists an example of a task involving the Delimiters property.

This example specifies that the delimiter for the TextFieldParser object, FileReader, is a comma (,).

FileReader.TextFieldType = Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO.FieldType.Delimited
FileReader.Delimiters = 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.