OleDbDataReader.GetChars Method (Int32, Int64, Char, Int32, Int32)
Reads a stream of characters from the specified column offset into the buffer as an array starting at the given buffer offset.
Assembly: System.Data (in System.Data.dll)
public override long GetChars( int ordinal, long dataIndex, char buffer, int bufferIndex, int length )
The zero-based column ordinal.
The index within the row from which to start the read operation.
The buffer into which to copy data.
The index within the buffer where the write operation is to start.
The number of characters to read.
Return ValueType: System.Int64
The actual number of characters read.
If you pass a buffer that is null,returns the length of the field in characters.
No conversions are performed; therefore, the data retrieved must already be a character array.
Available since 1.1