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OracleConnectionStringBuilder.TryGetValue Method

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Retrieves a value corresponding to the supplied key from this OracleConnectionStringBuilder.

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

Public Overrides Function TryGetValue ( _
	keyword As String, _
	<OutAttribute> ByRef value As Object _
) As Boolean
Dim instance As OracleConnectionStringBuilder
Dim keyword As String
Dim value As Object
Dim returnValue As Boolean

returnValue = instance.TryGetValue(keyword, value)
public boolean TryGetValue (
	String keyword, 
	/** @attribute OutAttribute() */ /** @ref */ Object value
JScript does not support passing value-type arguments by reference.



The key of the item to retrieve.


The value corresponding to keyword.

Return Value

true if keyword was found within the connection string; otherwise, false.

The TryGetValue method lets developers safely retrieve a value from an OracleConnectionStringBuilder without needing to verify that the supplied key name is a valid key name. Because TryGetValue gracefully handles searching for a non-existent key, there is no need to look for the existence of a key before retrieving its value. Calling TryGetValue with a nonexistent key will place the value null (Nothing in Visual Basic) in the value parameter.

The following example demonstrates the behavior of the TryGetValue method.

' You may need to set a reference to the System.Data.OracleClient
' assembly before you can run this sample.
Imports System.Data.OracleClient

Module Module1
    Sub Main()
        Dim builder As New OracleConnectionStringBuilder()
        builder.ConnectionString = GetConnectionString()

        ' Call TryGetValue method for multiple
        ' key names. Note that these keys are converted
        ' to well-known synonynms for data retrieval.
        DisplayValue(builder, "Data Source")
        DisplayValue(builder, "trusted_connection")
        DisplayValue(builder, "InvalidKey")
        DisplayValue(builder, Nothing)

        Console.WriteLine("Press any key to continue.")
    End Sub

    Private Sub DisplayValue( _
     ByVal builder As OracleConnectionStringBuilder, ByVal key As String)
        Dim value As Object = Nothing

        ' Although TryGetValue handles missing keys just fine,
        ' it doesn't handle passing in a null (Nothing in Visual Basic)
        ' key. This example traps for that particular error, but
        ' bubbles any other unknown exceptions back out to the
        ' caller. 
            If builder.TryGetValue(key, value) Then
                Console.WriteLine("{0='{1' ", key, value)
                Console.WriteLine("Unable to retrieve value for '{0'", key)
            End If
        Catch ex As ArgumentNullException
            Console.WriteLine("Unable to retrieve value for null key.")
        End Try
    End Sub

    Private Function GetConnectionString() As String
        ' To avoid storing the connection string in your code,
        ' you can retrieve it from a configuration file. 
        Return "Server=OracleDemo;Integrated Security=True"
    End Function
End Module

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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