Plain Text is a format that opens in Notepad or Microsoft Excel depending on the file extension you use in the filePath parameter of the Export method. Use the extension .txt to open files in Notepad, or use .csv to open comma separated value files in Excel. The Text export filter has a number of useful properties that allow you to control your output. You can set the properties either in code using the TextExport object after adding reference to the following assembly in your project, or by selecting the object in the toolbox and adding it to the component tray below the Form which automatically adds this assembly to the project:
|System.Text.ASCIIEncoding (default), System.Text.UnicodeEncoding, System.Text.UTF7Encoding, or System.Text.UTF8Encoding
|This property can only be set in code. Enter an enumerated system encoding value to use for character encoding.
|Enter a character or sequence of characters to mark the end of each page.
|True (default) or False
|Set to False if you want to keep empty lines in the exported text file. Otherwise, white space is removed.
|Enter a character or sequence of characters to mark the end of each text field. This is mainly for use with CSV files that you open in Excel.
- Create plain text files
- Create comma (or other character) delimited text files
- Feed raw data to spreadsheets or databases
- Open in Notepad or Excel (comma delimited)
Does not support anything but plain fields and labels:
- Supports plain text only with no formatting other than simple delimiters
- Supports encoding for foreign language support