IDataRecord.GetChars(Int32, Int64, Char[], Int32, Int32) IDataRecord.GetChars(Int32, Int64, Char[], Int32, Int32) IDataRecord.GetChars(Int32, Int64, Char[], Int32, Int32) IDataRecord.GetChars(Int32, Int64, Char[], Int32, Int32) Method

Definition

Reads a stream of characters from the specified column offset into the buffer as an array, starting at the given buffer offset.

public:
 long GetChars(int i, long fieldoffset, cli::array <char> ^ buffer, int bufferoffset, int length);
public long GetChars (int i, long fieldoffset, char[] buffer, int bufferoffset, int length);
abstract member GetChars : int * int64 * char[] * int * int -> int64
Public Function GetChars (i As Integer, fieldoffset As Long, buffer As Char(), bufferoffset As Integer, length As Integer) As Long

Parameters

i
Int32 Int32 Int32 Int32

The zero-based column ordinal.

fieldoffset
Int64 Int64 Int64 Int64

The index within the row from which to start the read operation.

buffer
Char[]

The buffer into which to read the stream of bytes.

bufferoffset
Int32 Int32 Int32 Int32

The index for buffer to start the read operation.

length
Int32 Int32 Int32 Int32

The number of bytes to read.

Returns

The actual number of characters read.

Exceptions

Remarks

GetChars returns the number of available characters in the field. Frequently this is the exact length of the field. However, the number returned may be less than the exact length of the field if GetChars has already been used to obtain characters from the field.

If you pass a buffer that is null, GetChars returns the length of the field in characters.

No conversions are performed; therefore the data retrieved must already be a character array.

Applies to