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SqlGeography.NumRings Method

Returns the total number of rings in a Polygon instance.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Types
Assembly:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Types (in Microsoft.SqlServer.Types.dll)

'Declaration
<SqlMethodAttribute(IsDeterministic := True, IsPrecise := True)> _
Public Function NumRings As SqlInt32
'Usage
Dim instance As SqlGeography 
Dim returnValue As SqlInt32 

returnValue = instance.NumRings()

Return Value

Type: SqlInt32
A SqlInt32 value specifying the total number of rings. This method will return NULL if this is not a Polygon instance and will return 0 if the instance is empty.

In the SQL Server geography type, external and internal rings are not distinguished, as any ring can be taken to be the external ring.

This method is precise.

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