SqlParameter Constructor (String, Object)

Initializes a new instance of the SqlParameter class that uses the parameter name and a value of the new SqlParameter.

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

Public Sub New ( _
	parameterName As String, _
	value As Object _
Dim parameterName As String
Dim value As Object

Dim instance As New SqlParameter(parameterName, value)
public SqlParameter (
	String parameterName, 
	Object value
public function SqlParameter (
	parameterName : String, 
	value : Object



The name of the parameter to map.


An Object that is the value of the SqlParameter.

When you specify an Object in the value parameter, the SqlDbType is inferred from the Microsoft .NET Framework type of the Object.

Use caution when you use this overload of the SqlParameter constructor to specify integer parameter values. Because this overload takes a value of type Object, you must convert the integral value to an Object type when the value is zero, as the following C# example demonstrates.

Parameter = new SqlParameter("@pname", Convert.ToInt32(0));

If you do not perform this conversion, the compiler assumes that you are trying to call the SqlParameter (string, SqlDbType) constructor overload.

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

Private Sub AddSqlParameter(ByVal command As SqlCommand)

    Dim parameter As New SqlParameter("@Description", _
        SqlDbType.VarChar, 88, "Description")
    With parameter
        .IsNullable = True
        .Direction = ParameterDirection.Output
    End With

End Sub

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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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