Item Property (Int32)
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DataTableReader.Item Property (Int32)


Gets the value of the specified column in its native format given the column ordinal.

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

public override object this[
	int ordinal
] { get; }


Type: System.Int32

The zero-based column ordinal.

Property Value

Type: System.Object

The value of the specified column in its native format.

Exception Condition

The index passed was outside the range of 0 to FieldCount - 1.

This overload for Item behaves identically to the GetValue method.

The following example displays the contents of all the columns, in all the rows from the supplied DataTableReader. The code uses the Item method (the indexer, in Microsoft C#) to retrieve the value that is contained in each column.

private static void DisplayItems(DataTableReader reader)
    int rowNumber = 0;
    while (reader.Read())
        Console.WriteLine("Row " + rowNumber);
        for (int i = 0; i < reader.FieldCount; i++)
            Console.WriteLine("{0}: {1}", reader.GetName(i), reader[i]);

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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