SqlDataReader.GetBytes(Int32, Int64, Byte[], Int32, Int32) SqlDataReader.GetBytes(Int32, Int64, Byte[], Int32, Int32) SqlDataReader.GetBytes(Int32, Int64, Byte[], Int32, Int32) SqlDataReader.GetBytes(Int32, Int64, Byte[], Int32, Int32) Method

Definition

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

public:
 override long GetBytes(int i, long dataIndex, cli::array <System::Byte> ^ buffer, int bufferIndex, int length);
public override long GetBytes (int i, long dataIndex, byte[] buffer, int bufferIndex, int length);
override this.GetBytes : int * int64 * byte[] * int * int -> int64
Public Overrides Function GetBytes (i As Integer, dataIndex As Long, buffer As Byte(), bufferIndex As Integer, length As Integer) As Long

Parameters

i
Int32 Int32 Int32 Int32

The zero-based column ordinal.

dataIndex
Int64 Int64 Int64 Int64

The index within the field from which to begin the read operation.

buffer
Byte[]

The buffer into which to read the stream of bytes.

bufferIndex
Int32 Int32 Int32 Int32

The index within the buffer where the write operation is to start.

length
Int32 Int32 Int32 Int32

The maximum length to copy into the buffer.

Returns

The actual number of bytes read.

Implements

Remarks

GetBytes returns the number of available bytes in the field. Most of the time this is the exact length of the field. However, the number returned may be less than the true length of the field if GetBytes has already been used to obtain bytes from the field. This may be the case, for example, if the SqlDataReader is reading a large data structure into a buffer. For more information, see the SequentialAccess setting for CommandBehavior.

If you pass a buffer that is null, GetBytes returns the length of the entire field in bytes, not the remaining size based on the buffer offset parameter.

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

Applies to

See also