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DbDataReader.GetChars Method

Reads a stream of characters from the specified column, starting at location indicated by dataIndex, into the buffer, starting at the location indicated by bufferIndex.

Namespace:  System.Data.Common
Assembly:  System.Data (in System.Data.dll)

public abstract long GetChars(
	int ordinal,
	long dataOffset,
	char[] buffer,
	int bufferOffset,
	int length
)

Parameters

ordinal
Type: System.Int32

The zero-based column ordinal.

dataOffset
Type: System.Int64

The index within the row from which to begin the read operation.

buffer
Type: System.Char[]

The buffer into which to copy the data.

bufferOffset
Type: System.Int32

The index with the buffer to which the data will be copied.

length
Type: System.Int32

The maximum number of characters to read.

Return Value

Type: System.Int64
The actual number of characters read.

Implements

IDataRecord.GetChars(Int32, Int64, Char[], Int32, Int32)

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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