DbType Property
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IDataParameter.DbType Property

Gets or sets the DbType of the parameter.

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

DbType DbType { get; set; }
/** @property */
DbType get_DbType ()

/** @property */
void set_DbType (DbType value)

function get DbType () : DbType

function set DbType (value : DbType)

Not applicable.

Property Value

One of the DbType values. The default is String.

Exception typeCondition


The property was not set to a valid DbType.

The PrvDbType (where Prv represents the provider-specific prefix) and DbType are linked. Therefore, setting the DbType changes the PrvDbType to a supporting PrvDbType.

For a list of the supported data types, see the appropriate .NET Framework data provider PrvDbType member. For more information, see Using Parameters with a DataAdapter.

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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