SetDelimiters Method
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TextFieldParser.SetDelimiters Method (String[])

 

Sets the delimiters for the reader to the specified values, and sets the field type to Delimited.

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

public void SetDelimiters(
	params string[] delimiters
)

Parameters

delimiters
Type: System.String[]

Array of type String.

Exception Condition
ArgumentException

A delimiter is zero-length.

The existing contents of the Delimiters property are cleared when this method is set.

This method provides a way to set delimiters without creating an array.

The following table lists an example of a task involving the SetDelimiters method.

To

See

Parse a text file

Parsing Text Files with the TextFieldParser Object (Visual Basic)

This example opens a text field parser and defines the delimiter as vbTab.

Using FileReader As New Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO.
    TextFieldParser("C:\logs\test.log")

    FileReader.SetDelimiters(vbTab)
End Using

Replace the path C:\logs\test.log with the path and name of the file you wish to parse.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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