Getting return value from stored procedure in C#


Question

I have the following query:

set ANSI_NULLS ON
set QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON
go

ALTER PROCEDURE [dbo].[Validate]
@a varchar(50),
@b varchar(50) output

AS

SET @Password = 
(SELECT Password
FROM dbo.tblUser
WHERE Login = @a)

RETURN @b
GO

This compiles perfectly fine.

In C#, I want to execute this query and get the return value.

My code is as below:

  SqlConnection SqlConn = new SqlConnection(System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["MyLocalSQLServer"].ConnectionString.ToString());
        System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand sqlcomm = new System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand("Validate", SqlConn);

        string returnValue = string.Empty;

        try
        {
            SqlConn.Open();
            sqlcomm.CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure;

            SqlParameter param = new SqlParameter("@a", SqlDbType.VarChar);
            param.Direction = ParameterDirection.Input;
            param.Value = Username;
            sqlcomm.Parameters.Add(param);



            SqlParameter retval = sqlcomm.Parameters.Add("@b", SqlDbType.VarChar);
            retval.Direction = ParameterDirection.ReturnValue;


            string retunvalue = (string)sqlcomm.Parameters["@b"].Value;

Note: Exception handling cut to keep the code short. Everytime I get to the last line, null is returned. What's the logic error with this code?

Thanks

1
64
4/1/2009 4:39:13 PM

Mehrdad makes some good points, but the main thing I noticed is that you never run the query...

SqlParameter retval = sqlcomm.Parameters.Add("@b", SqlDbType.VarChar);
retval.Direction = ParameterDirection.ReturnValue;
sqlcomm.ExecuteNonQuery(); // MISSING
string retunvalue = (string)sqlcomm.Parameters["@b"].Value;
86
6/27/2011 6:02:12 AM

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