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TextFieldParser.TextFieldType Property

Indicates whether the file to be parsed is delimited or fixed-width.

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

public FieldType TextFieldType { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO.FieldType
A TextFieldType value that indicates whether the file to be parsed is delimited or fixed-width.

The default value of this property is delimited.

The following table lists examples of tasks involving the TextFieldType property.

This example creates a TextFieldParser, FileReader, and specifies that it is delimited.


Using FileReader As New Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO.
    TextFieldParser("C:\ParserText.txt")

    FileReader.TextFieldType = 
        Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO.FieldType.Delimited
    FileReader.SetDelimiters(",")
End Using


This example creates a TextFieldParser, FileReader, and specifies that it is fixed-width.


Using FileReader As New Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO.
    TextFieldParser("C:\ParserText.txt")

    FileReader.TextFieldType = 
        Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO.FieldType.FixedWidth
    FileReader.FieldWidths = New Integer() {5, 10, 11, -1}
End Using


.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.
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