TextFieldParser Constructor (String, Encoding)


Initializes a new instance of the TextFieldParser class.

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

Public Sub New (
	path As String,
	defaultEncoding As Encoding


Type: System.String

String. The complete path of the file to be parsed.

Type: System.Text.Encoding

Encoding. The character encoding to use if encoding is not determined from file. Default is UTF8.

Exception Condition

path is an empty string or defaultEncoding is Nothing.

Creates a new TextFieldParser object to parse the file specified by the path parameter.


When you compile a set of characters with a particular cultural setting and retrieve those same characters with a different cultural setting, the characters might not be interpretable and could cause an exception to be thrown.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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