IDataParameter.DbType Property

Gets or sets the DbType of the parameter.

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

DbType DbType { get; set; 
/** @property */
DbType get_DbType ()

/** @property */
void set_DbType (DbType value)

function get DbType () : DbType

function set DbType (value : DbType)

Property Value

One of the DbType values. The default is String.

Exception typeCondition


The property was not set to a valid DbType.

The PrvDbType (where Prv represents the provider-specific prefix) and DbType are linked. Therefore, setting the DbType changes the PrvDbType to a supporting PrvDbType.

For a list of the supported data types, see the appropriate .NET Framework data provider PrvDbType member. For more information, see Using Parameters with a DataAdapter.

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, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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