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SqlParameter.Direction Property

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the parameter is input-only, output-only, bidirectional, or a stored procedure return value parameter.

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

'Declaration
Public Overrides Property Direction As ParameterDirection

Property Value

Type: System.Data.ParameterDirection
One of the ParameterDirection values. The default is Input.

Implements

IDataParameter.Direction

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

The property was not set to one of the valid ParameterDirection values.

If the ParameterDirection is output, and execution of the associated SqlCommand does not return a value, the SqlParameter contains a null value.

Output, InputOut, and ReturnValue parameters returned by calling ExecuteReader cannot be accessed until you close the SqlDataReader.

The following example creates a SqlParameter and sets some of its properties.

Commands and Parameters

DataAdapter Parameters

SQL Server and ADO.NET

.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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