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IDbCommand.CommandText Property


Gets or sets the text command to run against the data source.

 property System::String ^ CommandText { System::String ^ get(); void set(System::String ^ value); };
public string CommandText { get; set; }
member this.CommandText : string with get, set
Public Property CommandText As String

Property Value

The text command to execute. The default value is an empty string ("").


The following example creates an instance of a derived class, OleDbCommand and sets some of its properties.

public void CreateOleDbCommand()
   OleDbCommand command = new OleDbCommand();
   command.CommandText = "SELECT * FROM Categories ORDER BY CategoryID;";
   command.CommandType = CommandType.Text;
Public Sub CreateOleDbCommand()
    Dim command As New OleDbCommand()
    command.CommandText = "SELECT * FROM Categories ORDER BY CategoryID;"
    command.CommandType = CommandType.Text
End Sub


When the CommandType property is set to StoredProcedure, set the CommandText property to the name of the stored procedure. The user may be required to use escape character syntax if the stored procedure name contains any special characters. The command will call this stored procedure when you call one of the Execute methods.

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