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IDataParameter.IsNullable Property

Gets a value indicating whether the parameter accepts null values.

Namespace:  System.Data
Assembly:  System.Data (in System.Data.dll)
bool IsNullable { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if null values are accepted; otherwise, false. The default is false.

Null values are handled using the DBNull class.

The following example creates an instance of the implementing class, SqlParameter, and sets some of its properties.

    private static void AddSqlParameter(SqlCommand command, 
        string paramValue)
    {
        SqlParameter parameter = new SqlParameter(
            "@Description", SqlDbType.VarChar);
        parameter.Value = paramValue;
        parameter.IsNullable = true;
        command.Parameters.Add(parameter);
    }

private static void SetParameterToNull(IDataParameter parameter)
{
    if (parameter.IsNullable)
    {
        parameter.Value = DBNull.Value;
    }
    else
    {
        throw new ArgumentException("Parameter provided is not nullable", "parameter");
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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 Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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