How to store an image in Oracle as a BLOB using vb.net?

Hi,
   I want to store an image in Oracle database as a BLOB. How do I do it using vb.net and also How do I read the image and display it in the application?
Thanks in advance,
regards,
Badri.
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123654789987Commented:
This is an example of inserting blob values to a sql server database. Instead of Sql Server use Oracle:

Imports System
Imports System.Data
Imports System.Data.SqlClient
Imports System.IO

Public Class EmployeeData

  Public Shared Sub Main()
    Dim hireDate As DateTime = DateTime.Parse("5/21/99")
    AddEmployee("Jones", "Mary", "Sales Representative", hireDate, 5, "jones.bmp")
  End Sub

  Public Shared Sub AddEmployee(lastName As String, firstName As String, title As String, hireDate As DateTime, _
                                reportsTo As Integer, photoFilePath As String)

    Dim photo() as Byte = GetPhoto(photoFilePath)

    Dim nwindConn As SqlConnection = New SqlConnection("Data Source=localhost;Integrated Security=SSPI;Initial Catalog=Northwind;")

    Dim addEmp As SqlCommand = New SqlCommand("INSERT INTO Employees (LastName, FirstName, Title, HireDate, ReportsTo, Photo) " & _
                                              "Values(@LastName, @FirstName, @Title, @HireDate, @ReportsTo, @Photo)", nwindConn)

    addEmp.Parameters.Add("@LastName",  SqlDbType.NVarChar, 20).Value = lastName
    addEmp.Parameters.Add("@FirstName", SqlDbType.NVarChar, 10).Value = firstName
    addEmp.Parameters.Add("@Title",     SqlDbType.NVarChar, 30).Value = title
    addEmp.Parameters.Add("@HireDate",  SqlDbType.DateTime).Value     = hireDate
    addEmp.Parameters.Add("@ReportsTo", SqlDbType.Int).Value          = reportsTo

    addEmp.Parameters.Add("@Photo",     SqlDbType.Image, photo.Length).Value = photo

    nwindConn.Open()

    addEmp.ExecuteNonQuery()

    nwindConn.Close()
  End Sub

  Public Shared Function GetPhoto(filePath As String) As Byte()
    Dim fs As FileStream = new FileStream(filePath, FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read)
    Dim br As BinaryReader = new BinaryReader(fs)

    Dim photo() As Byte = br.ReadBytes(fs.Length)

    br.Close()
    fs.Close()

    Return photo
  End Function
End Class
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