SqlCeDataReader.GetString Method

Gets the value of the specified column as a string.

Namespace: System.Data.SqlServerCe
Assembly: System.Data.SqlServerCe (in system.data.sqlserverce.dll)


Public Overrides Function GetString ( _
    ordinal As Integer _
) As String
Dim instance As SqlCeDataReader
Dim ordinal As Integer
Dim returnValue As String

returnValue = instance.GetString(ordinal)
public override string GetString (
    int ordinal
virtual String^ GetString (
    int ordinal
) override
public String GetString (
    int ordinal
public override function GetString (
    ordinal : int
) : String


  • ordinal
    The zero-based column ordinal.

Return Value

The value of the specified column.


Exception type Condition


The specified cast is not valid.


The value is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The operation is not valid. The SqlCeDataReader may be positioned after the last row in the result set.


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

Call IsDBNull to check for a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) values before calling this method.

.NET Framework Security

  • Full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted code. For more information, see .


Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

Version Information

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

See Also


SqlCeDataReader Class
SqlCeDataReader Members
System.Data.SqlServerCe Namespace