We have a VB.Net program that must read a MySQL database that has fields that are (or look like) php arrays.

How can we read this field with Vb.Net and put it into some organized array or something?

Here is a sample of the start of the data.
(1, 'G', 'a:1:{i:0;a:10:{s:4:"name";s:13:"MyName1 Test";s:10:"company_id";i:1;s:8:"products";a:4:{i:511942527;a:29
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Thanks