Code for .CSV to List object

In this Artice I will Explain sample code how to convert CSV file Contents to a List of Objects. This is a generic CSV File reader which converts of the file contents to Generic type of List Objects.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.IO;
using System.Reflection;

namespace AHA.IS.LoggingPortal.Repository
public class CSVFileReader
public static List ToList(string filePath)
var result = new List();
string csvLine;
StreamReader file = new StreamReader(filePath);
while ((csvLine = file.ReadLine()) != null)
var obj = CSVFileReader.ToObject(csvLine);
return result;
public static T ToObject(string csvString)
var values = csvString.Split(',');
Type typeOfT = typeof(T);
object objOfT = Activator.CreateInstance(typeOfT);
PropertyInfo[] propsinfo = typeOfT.GetProperties();

for (int i = 0; i < propsinfo.Length; i++)
var prop = propsinfo[i];
prop.SetValue(objOfT, Convert.ChangeType(values[i], prop.PropertyType));
return (T)objOfT;



Author: Gaurav Kumar Arora23 May 2016 Member Level: Gold   Points : 0

Good snippet, it'll be nice if you could add some description for code snippet.

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