Load data to 2D array c#

Posted on 2011-03-01
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hello all,
I have included a file.txt that i noticed it has 2 separators the tab and ' ' and i am having problems in loading the columns. that's my code.  I have like 1000 txt file of that type. I can't change them all.
using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Collections.Generic;

namespace geneticAlgorithm
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            String [,] array2D;
            int numberOfLines = 0, numberOfColumns = 0;
            string line;
            String filename = "C:\\Decomposition\\Analyse\\image143\\feature143.txt";
            System.IO.StreamReader sr = new System.IO.StreamReader(filename);
            while((line = sr.ReadLine()) != null)

                numberOfColumns = line.Split(new char[] { '\t' }, StringSplitOptions.RemoveEmptyEntries).Length;
            array2D = new String[numberOfLines, numberOfColumns];
            numberOfLines = 0;
            sr = new System.IO.StreamReader(filename);
            while ((line = sr.ReadLine()) != null)
                String[] tempArray = line.Split(new char[] { ' ' }, StringSplitOptions.RemoveEmptyEntries);
                for (int i = 0; i < tempArray.Length; ++i)
                   //array2D[numberOfLines, i] =tempArray[i];

            String Stop;
            Console.Write("press any Key to Stop program");
            Stop = Console.ReadLine();

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Question by:dadadude
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Author Comment

ID: 35005849
txt File in here......
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Carl Tawn earned 500 total points
ID: 35005948
You can pass multiple delimiters to the split method.

numberOfColumns = line.Split(new char[] { '\t', ' ' }, StringSplitOptions.RemoveEmptyEntries).Length;

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Author Closing Comment

ID: 35005983
Thank you. worked great!

Author Comment

ID: 35005991
starting to like c# again. lol

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