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Format txt file as delimeted

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I need to format text file as delimeted and delete some fields. this is my code (vb.net, vs2008)
 Protected Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
        Dim filename As String = "C:\temp\WaterPurge1.txt"
        Dim Lines As New List(Of String)(IO.File.ReadAllLines(filename))
        For Each Line In Lines
            Dim count As Integer = Line.Count
             Line.Remove(0, 1)
            Line = Line.Insert(49, "|")
            Line.Insert(101, "|")
            Line = Line.Insert(110, "|")
            Line = Line.Remove(110, count - 135)
            Line = Line.Insert(137, "|")                      
            Line = Line.Remove(50, 53)
            'Line = Line.Remove(141, 46)  this does not work
            Line = Line.Substring(23)
            Response.Write(Line & "<br>")
        Next
                    IO.File.WriteAllLines("C:\temp\WaterPurge2.txt", Lines.ToArray())
On the screen I can see all these modifications. Only I have problem to get rid of the fields at the end of each line.  'Line = Line.Remove(141, 46)  this does not work
Line.Remove(110, count - 135) - this works but every line has different count and some of the fields are not deleted completely - couple words is left.
And finally I cannot write the file
IO.File.WriteAllLines("C:\temp\WaterPurge2.txt", Lines.ToArray())   -
this line of code writes the file in initial format without any modifications.

I wanted to use TextFieldParser Object but cannot do any modifications of the line there.

Please, help.


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