TextFieldParser.TextFieldParser(String, Encoding, Boolean) Constructor

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, _
	detectEncoding As Boolean _
Dim path As String
Dim defaultEncoding As Encoding
Dim detectEncoding As Boolean

Dim instance As New TextFieldParser(path, defaultEncoding, detectEncoding)
public TextFieldParser (
	String path, 
	Encoding defaultEncoding, 
	boolean detectEncoding
public function TextFieldParser (
	path : String, 
	defaultEncoding : Encoding, 
	detectEncoding : boolean
Not applicable.



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


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


Boolean. Indicates whether to look for byte order marks at the beginning of the file. Default is True.

For more detailed information, see the Visual Basic topic TextFieldParser Constructor Constructor.

Creates a new TextFieldParser object to parse the file or stream represented by the path, stream, or reader parameters.

If the defaultEncoding parameter is specified, this constructor uses it as the default encoding.

If the detectEncoding parameter is True, this constructor attempts to detect the encoding by looking at the first three bytes of the file or stream. It automatically recognizes UTF-8, little-endian Unicode, and big-endian Unicode text if the file starts with the appropriate byte-order marks. Otherwise, the encoding specified by defaultEncoding is used.

Caution noteCaution:

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.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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