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SqlDataReader.GetValues Method

Gets all attribute columns in the collection for the current row.

[Visual Basic]
Public Overridable Function GetValues( _
   ByVal values() As Object _
) As Integer Implements IDataRecord.GetValues
public virtual int GetValues(
 object[] values
public: virtual int GetValues(
 Object* values __gc[]
public function GetValues(
   values : Object[]
) : int;


An array of Object into which to copy the attribute columns.

Return Value

The number of instances of Object in the array.




For most applications, this method provides an efficient means for retrieving all columns, rather than retrieving each column individually.

You can pass an Object array that contains fewer than the number of columns contained in the resulting row. Only the amount of data the Object array holds is copied to the array. You can also pass an Object array whose length is more than the number of columns contained in the resulting row.

This method returns DBNull for null database columns.


Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework

See Also

SqlDataReader Class | SqlDataReader Members | System.Data.SqlClient Namespace