SqlDataReader Example – VB.NET – SqlDataReader Example

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SqlDataReader Example – VB.NET – SqlDataReader Example

Purpose: – Illustrates using to .

  1. Install Visual Basic (Express or Standard Edition)
  2. Install SQL Server Express
  3. Download Northwind Database
  4. Attach Northwind Database to Databases in Sql Express


  • Console Application is used to simplify things, but Windows Forms or Web Forms could also be used
  • You can build a library of syntax examples by using same project over and over and just commenting out what you do not want to execute in Module1.vb


  1. Use VB 2008 (Express or Standard) Edition
  2. Create new project; select Console Application; name of Project could be VBNET_Syntax.
  3. Right-click project name in solution explorer; add new folder; name of folder could be DatabaseADONET
  4. Right-click folder; add class; class name could be clsSqlDataReader.vb
  5. Copy code into clsSqlDataReader.vb
  6. Copy code into Module1.vb
  7. Click green arrow to start with debugging

Step 1: Use View Plain to Cut-n-paste code into clsSqlDataReader.vb

 Visual Basic |  copy code |? 
Imports System
Imports System.Data
Imports System.Data.SqlClient
Public Class clsSqlDataReader
    Shared WithEvents con As SqlConnection
    Public Sub Main()
        con = New SqlConnection("Server=(local)\SQLEXPRESS;Initial Catalog=Northwind;Integrated Security=SSPI")
        Dim cmd As New SqlCommand()
        cmd.CommandText = "SELECT FirstName, LastName FROM Employees"
        cmd.Connection = con
            Dim reader As SqlDataReader = cmd.ExecuteReader '(CommandBehavior.SingleRow)
            While reader.Read()
                Console.WriteLine("{0} - {1}", _
                                reader.GetString(0), reader.GetString(1))
            End While
        End Try
    End Sub
End Class

Step 2: Use View Plain to Cut-n-paste code into Module1.vb
 Visual Basic |  copy code |? 
Module Module1
    Sub Main()
        '***** DataBaseADONET *************
        Dim mySqlDataReader As New clsSqlDataReader
    End Sub
End Module

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