IDataParameter.ParameterName Property

Gets or sets the name of the IDataParameter.

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

string ParameterName { get; set; 
/** @property */
String get_ParameterName ()

/** @property */
void set_ParameterName (String value)

function get ParameterName () : String

function set ParameterName (value : String)

Property Value

The name of the IDataParameter. The default is an empty string.

The ParameterName is specified in the form @paramname. You must set ParameterName before executing a command that relies on parameters.

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

private static void AddSqlParameter(SqlCommand command)
    SqlParameter parameter = new SqlParameter();
    parameter.ParameterName = "@Description";
    parameter.IsNullable = true;
    parameter.DbType = DbType.String;
    parameter.Direction = ParameterDirection.Output;


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, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0