Direction Property
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SqlParameter.Direction Property

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the parameter is input-only, output-only, bidirectional, or a stored procedure return value parameter.

Namespace:  System.Data.SqlClient
Assembly:  System.Data (in System.Data.dll)

public override ParameterDirection Direction { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Data.ParameterDirection
One of the ParameterDirection values. The default is Input.

Implements

IDataParameter.Direction
IDataParameter.Direction

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

The property was not set to one of the valid ParameterDirection values.

If the ParameterDirection is output, and execution of the associated SqlCommand does not return a value, the SqlParameter contains a null value.

Output, InputOut, and ReturnValue parameters returned by calling ExecuteReader cannot be accessed until you close the SqlDataReader.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
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