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C# SqlCommand ExecuteNonQuery value

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I'm confused about the value returned by the SqlCommand ExecuteNonQuery method.  I'm doing something like this:
    string sSql = "CREATE TABLE #TMP_X (COLA nvarchar(255), COLB nvarchar(max))";
    SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand(sSql, SqlConn);
    int iRowCt = cmd.ExecuteNonQuery();

The value of iRowCt is -1, but the table is created and records can be inserted to it.  If I execute the same command directly in isql or in a stored proc, @@ROWCOUNT = 0.  What exactly is ExecuteNonQuery returning, and is the -1 return value that I'm getting indicative of any problem?