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DbDataRecord.GetChars Method

Returns the value of the specified column as a character array.

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

public abstract long GetChars(
	int i,
	long dataIndex,
	char[] buffer,
	int bufferIndex,
	int length


Type: System.Int32

Column ordinal.

Type: System.Int64

Buffer to copy data into.

Type: System.Char[]

Maximum length to copy into the buffer.

Type: System.Int32

Point to start from within the buffer.

Type: System.Int32

Point to start from within the source data.

Return Value

Type: System.Int64
The value of the specified column.


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

No conversions are performed; therefore the data retrieved must already be a character array.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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