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DataTableReader.GetDateTime Method

Gets the value of the specified column as a DateTime object.

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

public override DateTime GetDateTime(
	int ordinal
)

Parameters

ordinal
Type: System.Int32

The zero-based column ordinal.

Return Value

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

Implements

IDataRecord.GetDateTime(Int32)

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The index passed was outside the range of 0 to FieldCount - 1.

DeletedRowInaccessibleException

An attempt was made to retrieve data from a deleted row.

InvalidOperationException

An attempt was made to read or access a column in a closed DataTableReader.

InvalidCastException

The specified column does not contain a DateTime value.

No conversions are performed; therefore the data retrieved must already be a DateTime or coercible to a DataTime.

Call IsDBNull to see if there are null values before calling this method.

The following example displays the contents of the column numbered 2 within the passed-in DataTableReader. If the value the column within a particular row is null, the code displays the text <NULL>. If the data within the column is not of the correct type, the example displays an error message for each row.

private static void PrintColumn(DataTableReader reader)
{
    // Loop through all the rows in the DataTableReader 
    while (reader.Read())
    {
        if (reader.IsDBNull(2))
        {
            Console.Write("<NULL>");
        }
        else
        {
            try
            {
                Console.Write(reader.GetDateTime(2));
            }
            catch (InvalidCastException)
            {
                Console.Write("Invalid data type.");
            }
        }
        Console.WriteLine();
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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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