SqlCeParameter.Size Property

Gets or sets the maximum length of the data within the column.

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

public override int Size { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The maximum length of the data within the column. The default value is inferred from the parameter value.



The Size property is used for binary and string types.

For variable-length data types, the Size property describes the maximum amount of data to send to the server. For example, the Size property can be used to limit the amount of data sent to the server for a string value to the first 100 bytes.

For Unicode string data, the Size property refers to the number of characters. The count for strings does not include the terminating character.

If not explicitly set, the size is inferred from the actual size of the specified parameter value.

For fixed-width data types, the value of Size is ignored. It can be retrieved for informational purposes, and returns the maximum amount of bytes the provider uses when sending the value of the parameter to the server.

The following example creates a SqlCeParameter and sets the Size property.

SqlCeParameter param = new SqlCeParameter("@Description", SqlDbType.NVarChar);
param.IsNullable = true;
param.Size = 88;