Delimiters Property

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.

Exception Condition

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.



Read from a delimited text file

How to: Read From Comma-Delimited Text Files in Visual Basic

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
Available since 2.0
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