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DataTableReader.GetChar Method

Gets the value of the specified column as a character.

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

public override char GetChar(
	int ordinal
)

Parameters

ordinal
Type: System.Int32

The zero-based column ordinal.

Return Value

Type: System.Char
The value of the column.

Implements

IDataRecord.GetChar(Int32)

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The index passed was outside the range of 0 to FieldCount - 1.

DeletedRowInaccessibleException

An attempt was made to retrieve data from a deleted row.

InvalidOperationException

An attempt was made to read or access a column in a closed DataTableReader.

InvalidCastException

The specified field does not contain a character.

No conversions are performed; therefore the data retrieved must already be a character or coercible to a character.

Call IsDBNull to see if there are null values before calling this method.

The following example displays the contents of the column numbered 2 within the passed-in DataTableReader. If the value the column within a particular row is null, the code displays the text <NULL>. If the data within the column is not of the correct type, the example displays an error message for each row.

private static void PrintColumn(DataTableReader reader)
{
    // Loop through all the rows in the DataTableReader 
    while (reader.Read())
    {
        if (reader.IsDBNull(2))
        {
            Console.Write("<NULL>");
        }
        else
        {
            try
            {
                Console.Write(reader.GetChar(2));
            }
            catch (InvalidCastException)
            {
                Console.Write("Invalid data type.");
            }
        }
        Console.WriteLine();
    }
}

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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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