OdbcParameter.Direction Property


Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the parameter is input-only, output-only, bidirectional, or a stored procedure return value parameter.

 property System::Data::ParameterDirection Direction { System::Data::ParameterDirection get(); void set(System::Data::ParameterDirection value); };
public System.Data.ParameterDirection Direction { get; set; }
member this.Direction : System.Data.ParameterDirection with get, set
Public Property Direction As ParameterDirection

Property Value

One of the ParameterDirection values. The default is Input.



The property was not set to one of the valid ParameterDirection values.


The following example creates an OdbcParameter and sets some of its properties.

Public Sub CreateMyProc(connection As OdbcConnection)  
   Dim command As OdbcCommand = connection.CreateCommand()  
   command.CommandText = "{ call MyProc(?,?,?) }"  
   command.Parameters.Add("", OdbcType.Int).Value = 1  
   command.Parameters.Add("", OdbcType.Decimal).Value = 2  
   command.Parameters.Add("", OdbcType.Decimal).Value = 3  
End Sub  
public void CreateMyProc(OdbcConnection connection)   
   OdbcCommand command = connection.CreateCommand();  
   command.CommandText = "{ call MyProc(?,?,?) }";  
   command.Parameters.Add("", OdbcType.Int).Value = 1;  
   command.Parameters.Add("", OdbcType.Decimal).Value = 2;  
   command.Parameters.Add("", OdbcType.Decimal).Value = 3;  


If the ParameterDirection is Output, and execution of the associated OdbcCommand does not return a value, the OdbcParameter will contain a null value. Null values are handled using the DBNull class.

Output, InputOut, and ReturnValue parameters returned by calling ExecuteReader cannot be accessed until you call Close or Dispose on the OdbcDataReader.

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