GetBytes Method

DbDataRecord.GetBytes Method

Returns the value of the specified column as a byte array.

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

public long GetBytes(
	int i,
	long dataIndex,
	byte[] buffer,
	int bufferIndex,
	int length


Type: System.Int32

The zero-based column ordinal.

Type: System.Int64

The index within the field from which to start the read operation.

Type: System.Byte[]

The buffer into which to read the stream of bytes.

Type: System.Int32

The index for buffer to start the read operation.

Type: System.Int32

The number of bytes to read.

Return Value

Type: System.Int64
The value of the specified column.


IDataRecord.GetBytes(Int32, Int64, Byte[], Int32, Int32)

No conversions are performed; therefore the data retrieved must already be a byte array.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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

.NET Framework

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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