TextFieldParser.HasFieldsEnclosedInQuotes Property


Denotes whether fields are enclosed in quotation marks when a delimited file is being parsed.

 property bool HasFieldsEnclosedInQuotes { bool get(); void set(bool value); };
public bool HasFieldsEnclosedInQuotes { get; set; }
member this.HasFieldsEnclosedInQuotes : bool with get, set
Public Property HasFieldsEnclosedInQuotes As Boolean

Property Value

True if fields are enclosed in quotation marks; otherwise, False.


This example sets the HasFieldsEnclosedInQuotes property to True for myReader.

FileReader.TextFieldType = Microsoft.VisualBasic.FileIO.FieldType.Delimited
FileReader.Delimiters = New String() {","}
FileReader.CommentTokens = New String() {""}
FileReader.HasFieldsEnclosedInQuotes = True


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If the property is True, the parser assumes that fields are enclosed in quotation marks (" ") and may contain line endings.

If a field is enclosed in quotation marks, for example, abc, "field2a,field2b", field3 and this property is True, then all text enclosed in quotation marks will be returned as is; this example would return abc|field2a,field2b|field3. Setting this property to False would make this example return abc|"field2a|field2b"|field3.

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