Gets or sets the value of the parameter.
Assembly: System.Data (in System.Data.dll)
For input parameters, the value is bound to the OdbcCommand that is sent to the server. For output and return-value parameters, the value is set on completion of the OdbcCommand and after the OdbcDataReader is closed.
When you send a null parameter value to the server, the user must specify DBNull, not null. A null value in the system is an empty object that has no value. DBNull is used to represent null values. If the parameter is used to call a stored procedure with parameters that have default values, setting to null causes the default value to be used.
If the application specifies the database type, the bound value is converted to that type when the provider sends the data to the server. The provider tries to convert any type of value if it supports the IConvertible interface. Conversion errors may result if the specified type is not compatible with the value.
Both the DbType and OdbcType properties can be inferred by setting . If applicable, the size, precision, and scale is also inferred from when the parameterized statement is executed. However, inferred values are not exposed to the user.
The property is overwritten by the Update method.
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
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.