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DataRow.IsNull Method (String)

Gets a value that indicates whether the named column contains a null value.

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

public bool IsNull(
	string columnName


Type: System.String
The name of the column.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the column contains a null value; otherwise, false.

The following example changes the value of a column to a null value, and then uses the IsNull method to determine whether the value is null.

 Private Sub IsValNull()
    ' Assuming the DataGrid is bound to a DataTable.
    Dim table As DataTable = CType(DataGrid1.DataSource, DataTable)
    Dim row As DataRow = table.Rows(datagrid1.CurrentCell.RowNumber)
    row("FirstName") = System.DBNull.Value
End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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