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Gets a value indicating whether the current Nullable object has a valid value of its underlying type.

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

Syntax
public bool HasValue { get; }
public:
property bool HasValue {
	bool get();
}
member HasValue : bool with get
Public ReadOnly Property HasValue As Boolean

Property Value

Type:

true if the current Nullable object has a value; false if the current Nullable object has no value.

Remarks

If the property is true, the value of the current Nullable object can be accessed with the property. Otherwise, attempting to access its value throws an InvalidOperationException exception.

Examples

The following example uses the property of a Nullable<Integer> object to determine whether it should display the object's property or its GetValueOrDefault property.

using System;

public class Example
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      Nullable<int> n1 = new Nullable<int>(10);
      Nullable<int> n2 = null;
      Nullable<int> n3 = new Nullable<int>(20);
      n3 = null;
      Nullable<int>[] items = { n1, n2, n3 }; 

      foreach (var item in items) {
         Console.WriteLine("Has a value: {0}", item.HasValue);
         if (item.HasValue) {
            Console.WriteLine("Type: {0}", item.GetType().Name);
            Console.WriteLine("Value: {0}", item.Value);
         }
         else {
            Console.WriteLine("Null: {0}", item == null);
            Console.WriteLine("Default Value: {0}", item.GetValueOrDefault());
         }
         Console.WriteLine();
      }                  
   }
}
// The example displays the following output:
//       Has a value: True
//       Type: Int32
//       Value: 10
//       
//       Has a value: False
//       Null: True
//       Default Value: 0
//       
//       Has a value: False
//       Null: True
//       Default Value: 0
Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim n1 As New Nullable(Of Integer)(10)
      Dim n2 As Nullable(Of Integer)
      Dim n3 As New Nullable(Of Integer)(20)
      n3 = Nothing
      Dim items() As Nullable(Of Integer) = { n1, n2, n3 }

      For Each item In items
         Console.WriteLine("Has a value: {0}", item.HasValue)
         If item.HasValue Then
            Console.WriteLine("Type: {0}", item.GetType().Name)
            Console.WriteLine("Value: {0}", item.Value)
         Else
            Console.WriteLine("Null: {0}", item Is Nothing)
            Console.WriteLine("Default Value: {0}", item.GetValueOrDefault())
         End If
         Console.WriteLine()
      Next                  
   End Sub
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'       Has a value: True
'       Type: Int32
'       Value: 10
'       
'       Has a value: False
'       Null: True
'       Default Value: 0
'       
'       Has a value: False
'       Null: True
'       Default Value: 0
Version Information
Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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