SqlCeParameter.Size Property

Gets or sets the maximum length of the data within the column.

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


Public Overrides Property Size As Integer
public override int Size { get; set; }
virtual property int Size {
    int get () override;
    void set (int value) override;
/** @property */
public int get_Size ()

/** @property */
public void set_Size (int value)
public override function get Size () : int

public override function set Size (value : int)

Property Value

The maximum length of the data within the column. The default value is inferred from the parameter value.


The Size property is used for binary and string types.

For variable-length data types, the Size property describes the maximum amount of data to send to the server. For example, the Size property can be used to limit the amount of data sent to the server for a string value to the first 100 bytes.

For Unicode string data, the Size property refers to the number of characters. The count for strings does not include the terminating character.

If not explicitly set, the size is inferred from the actual size of the specified parameter value.

For fixed-width data types, the value of Size is ignored. It can be retrieved for informational purposes, and returns the maximum amount of bytes the provider uses when sending the value of the parameter to the server.


The following example creates a SqlCeParameter and sets the Size property.

Dim param As New SqlCeParameter("@Description", SqlDbType.NVarChar)
param.IsNullable = True
param.Size = 88
SqlCeParameter param = new SqlCeParameter("@Description", SqlDbType.NVarChar);
param.IsNullable = true;
param.Size = 88;

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Microsoft Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.


Development Platforms

Windows Vista, Windows Mobile 5.0, Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows Server 2003, Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC, Windows CE 5.0
Version Information
.NET Framework and NET Compact Framework
Supported in 3.5
.NET Framework
Supported in 3.0
.NET Compact Framework and .Net Framework
Supported in 2.0

See Also


SqlCeParameter Class
SqlCeParameter Members
System.Data.SqlServerCe Namespace