For some of my work, I work on data importers and other different tasks which require dealing with CSV and tab delimited files which can often be very challenging to parse. I was sick of rolling my own csv/tab delimted parser, so I went ahead and found one that worked very well on CodeProject simply called CsvReader.
CsvReader works very similar to the StreamReader which is a firehose cursor (only going forward) and is capable of parsing very quickly (30+ MB/s). CsvReader can also be databound if there’s a need by using IDataReader. Using CsvReader is fairly simple and doesn’t really require much more than adding a few references to your project and simple array handling.
Hope this helps, it sure made things simpler for me.
Author: Brian Cline