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Parameter.DbType Property

Gets or sets the database type of the parameter.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public DbType DbType { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Data.DbType
The database type of the Parameter instance. The default value is Object.


An attempt was made to set this property to a value that is not in the DbType enumeration.

The database type can be used to create strongly typed parameters, so that values are converted correctly between your Web application and underlying code or values from database tables.

If the database type of the parameter is changed by setting the DbType property, the OnParameterChanged method is called.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP2, 2.0 SP2

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, 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.