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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: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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