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DbCommand.CommandText Property

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

Gets or sets the text command to run against the data source.

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

virtual property String^ CommandText {
	String^ get () abstract;
	void set (String^ value) abstract;

/** @property */
public abstract String get_CommandText ()

/** @property */
public abstract void set_CommandText (String value)

public abstract function get CommandText () : String

public abstract function set CommandText (value : String)

Property Value

The text command to execute. The default value is an empty string ("").

When you set the CommandType to StoredProcedure, you should set the CommandText property to the name of the stored procedure. The command executes this stored procedure when you call one of the Execute methods.

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