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IDataParameter.Direction Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the parameter is input-only, output-only, bidirectional, or a stored procedure return value parameter.

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

ParameterDirection Direction { get; set; }
/** @property */
ParameterDirection get_Direction ()

/** @property */
void set_Direction (ParameterDirection value)

function get Direction () : ParameterDirection

function set Direction (value : ParameterDirection)

Not applicable.

Property Value

One of the ParameterDirection values. The default is Input.

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentException

The property was not set to one of the valid ParameterDirection values.

If the ParameterDirection is output, and execution of the associated SqlCommand does not return a value, the IDataParameter contains a null value.

After the last row from the last resultset is read, Output, InputOut, and ReturnValue parameters are updated.

The following example creates an instance of the implementing class, SqlParameter, and sets some of its properties.

public void CreateSqlParameter() 
{
    SqlParameter parameter = new SqlParameter(
        "@Description", SqlDbType.VarChar);
    parameter.Direction = ParameterDirection.Output;
}

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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