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DbCommand.ExecuteReader Method (CommandBehavior)

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Executes the CommandText against the Connection, and returns an DbDataReader using one of the CommandBehavior values.

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

public DbDataReader ExecuteReader (
	CommandBehavior behavior
public DbDataReader ExecuteReader (
	CommandBehavior behavior
public function ExecuteReader (
	behavior : CommandBehavior
) : DbDataReader



One of the CommandBehavior values.

Return Value

An DbDataReader object.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0