SqlDataReader.Close SqlDataReader.Close SqlDataReader.Close SqlDataReader.Close Method

Definition

Closes the SqlDataReader object.

public:
 override void Close();
public override void Close ();
override this.Close : unit -> unit
Public Overrides Sub Close ()

Implements

Examples

The following example creates a SqlConnection, a SqlCommand, and a SqlDataReader. The example reads through the data, writing it out to the console window. The code then closes the SqlDataReader. The SqlConnection is closed automatically at the end of the using code block.

private static void ReadOrderData(string connectionString)
{
    string queryString =
        "SELECT OrderID, CustomerID FROM dbo.Orders;";

    using (SqlConnection connection =
               new SqlConnection(connectionString))
    {
        connection.Open();

        using (SqlCommand command =
            new SqlCommand(queryString, connection))
        {
            using (SqlDataReader reader = command.ExecuteReader())
            {
                // Call Read before accessing data.
                while (reader.Read())
                {
                    Console.WriteLine(String.Format("{0}, {1}",
                        reader[0], reader[1]));
                }

                // Call Close when done reading.
               reader.Close();
            }
        }
    }
}
Private Sub ReadOrderData(ByVal connectionString As String)
    Dim queryString As String = _
        "SELECT OrderID, CustomerID FROM dbo.Orders;"

    Using connection As New SqlConnection(connectionString)
        Dim command As New SqlCommand(queryString, connection)
        connection.Open()

        Dim reader As SqlDataReader = command.ExecuteReader()

        ' Call Read before accessing data.
        While reader.Read()
            Console.WriteLine(String.Format("{0}, {1}", _
                reader(0), reader(1)))
        End While

        ' Call Close when done reading.
        reader.Close()
    End Using
End Sub

Remarks

You must explicitly call the Close method when you are through using the SqlDataReader to use the associated SqlConnection for any other purpose.

The Close method fills in the values for output parameters, return values and RecordsAffected, increasing the time that it takes to close a SqlDataReader that was used to process a large or complex query. When the return values and the number of records affected by a query are not significant, the time that it takes to close the SqlDataReader can be reduced by calling the Cancel method of the associated SqlCommand object before calling the Close method.

Caution

Do not call Close or Dispose on a Connection, a DataReader, or any other managed object in the Finalize method of your class. In a finalizer, you should only release unmanaged resources that your class owns directly. If your class does not own any unmanaged resources, do not include a Finalize method in your class definition. For more information, see Garbage Collection.

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