best overloaded method match for 'Company.SetParameter(ref System.Data.SqlClient.SqlParameter, string)'

Posted on 2013-06-15
Last Modified: 2013-06-16
I am getting following errors:

best overloaded method match for 'Company.SetParameter(ref System.Data.SqlClient.SqlParameter, string)'
has some invalid arguments  line 203
Argument '1' must be passed with the 'ref' keyword line 203

SetParameter(cmd.Parameters[ParmName], ParmValue); //Line 203 error

Thanks in advance for any help given.
I have attached complete code as per attached file for clarity.
Question by:homeshopper
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Expert Comment

by:Randy Downs
ID: 39250488
Maybe this will help

The previous examples demonstrate what happens when you pass value types by reference. You can also use the ref keyword to pass reference types.

    static void ChangeByReference(ref Product itemRef)
        // The following line changes the address that is stored in   
        // parameter itemRef. Because itemRef is a ref parameter, the 
        // address that is stored in variable item in Main also is changed.
        itemRef = new Product("Stapler", 99999);

        // You can change the value of one of the properties of 
        // itemRef. The change happens to item in Main as well.
        itemRef.ItemID = 12345;

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by:Fernando Soto
ID: 39250661
Hi  homeshopper;

Try using the ref keyword in the call as shown below.

SetParameter(ref cmd.Parameters[ParmName], ParmValue);

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Author Comment

ID: 39250708
get new error now:
A property or indexer may not be passed as an out or ref parameter line 208
SetParameter(ref cmd.Parameters[ParmName], ParmValue);// line 208
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Fernando Soto earned 500 total points
ID: 39250720
Hi  homeshopper;

Try this to see if it resolves the problem.

var param = cmd.Parameters[ParmName];
SetParameter(ref param, ParmValue);

Author Comment

ID: 39250980
Thanks, That has cleared that problem.
Just now got to debug the rest of the code.
I have a dropdown that is not being populated.
Shall I award you the points, then later open another question
when I progresss with the debugging?
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Expert Comment

by:Fernando Soto
ID: 39251307
Hi  homeshopper;

Please do. The threads in the forum should only contain one question so that others searching the site can find similar issues. If more then one question is asked they may not be found on a search.


Author Closing Comment

ID: 39251831
Thanks for the help.
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Expert Comment

by:Fernando Soto
ID: 39251858
Not a problem, always glad to help.

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