SqlParameterCollection.AddWithValue(String, Object) SqlParameterCollection.AddWithValue(String, Object) SqlParameterCollection.AddWithValue(String, Object) SqlParameterCollection.AddWithValue(String, Object) Method

Definition

Adds a value to the end of the SqlParameterCollection.

public:
 System::Data::SqlClient::SqlParameter ^ AddWithValue(System::String ^ parameterName, System::Object ^ value);
public System.Data.SqlClient.SqlParameter AddWithValue (string parameterName, object value);
member this.AddWithValue : string * obj -> System.Data.SqlClient.SqlParameter
Public Function AddWithValue (parameterName As String, value As Object) As SqlParameter
Parameters
parameterName
String String String String

The name of the parameter.

value
Object Object Object Object

The value to be added. Use Value instead of null, to indicate a null value.

Returns

Examples

The following example demonstrates how to use the AddWithValue method.

private static void UpdateDemographics(Int32 customerID,
    string demoXml, string connectionString)
{
    // Update the demographics for a store, which is stored 
    // in an xml column. 
    string commandText = "UPDATE Sales.Store SET Demographics = @demographics "
        + "WHERE CustomerID = @ID;";

    using (SqlConnection connection = new SqlConnection(connectionString))
    {
        SqlCommand command = new SqlCommand(commandText, connection);
        command.Parameters.Add("@ID", SqlDbType.Int);
        command.Parameters["@ID"].Value = customerID;

        // Use AddWithValue to assign Demographics.
        // SQL Server will implicitly convert strings into XML.
        command.Parameters.AddWithValue("@demographics", demoXml);

        try
        {
            connection.Open();
            Int32 rowsAffected = command.ExecuteNonQuery();
            Console.WriteLine("RowsAffected: {0}", rowsAffected);
        }
        catch (Exception ex)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(ex.Message);
        }
    }
}
Private Sub UpdateDemographics(ByVal customerID As Integer, _
    ByVal demoXml As String, _
    ByVal connectionString As String)

    ' Update the demographics for a store, which is stored 
    ' in an xml column.
    Dim commandText As String = _
     "UPDATE Sales.Store SET Demographics = @demographics " _
     & "WHERE CustomerID = @ID;"

    Using connection As New SqlConnection(connectionString)
        Dim command As New SqlCommand(commandText, connection)

        ' Add CustomerID parameter for WHERE clause.
        command.Parameters.Add("@ID", SqlDbType.Int)
        command.Parameters("@ID").Value = customerID

        ' Use AddWithValue to assign Demographics.
        ' SQL Server will implicitly convert strings into XML.
        command.Parameters.AddWithValue("@demographics", demoXml)

        Try
            connection.Open()
            Dim rowsAffected As Integer = command.ExecuteNonQuery()
            Console.WriteLine("RowsAffected: {0}", rowsAffected)

        Catch ex As Exception
            Console.WriteLine(ex.Message)
        End Try
    End Using
End Sub

Remarks

AddWithValue replaces the SqlParameterCollection.Add method that takes a String and an Object. The overload of Add that takes a string and an object was deprecated because of possible ambiguity with the SqlParameterCollection.Add overload that takes a String and a SqlDbType enumeration value where passing an integer with the string could be interpreted as being either the parameter value or the corresponding SqlDbType value. Use AddWithValue whenever you want to add a parameter by specifying its name and value.

For SqlDbTypeXml enumeration values, you can use a string, an XML value, an XmlReader derived type instance, or a SqlXml object.

Applies to