VB.Net - SQL Table Value Increment and Select

Good Day Experts!

I have been tasked with creating a VB.Net version of some VB6 code.  It is conceptually simple but I am not sure how to attain it in VB.Net.  I have a SQL table with 1 field that is numeric...it is NextOrderID.  

I have to Select that NextOrderID to use but then Update in the same statement for the next person to use.  

Is there a simple way to do this all in one statement?

Please ask questions as I probably didn't explain it very well.

Thanks,
jimbo99999
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
in a single statement, no but you can create a transaction to be sure that your action is valid even in multi user environment:
BEGIN TRANSACTION

UPDATE dbo.TableRowId
SET LastRowId = LastRowId + 1
WHERE TableName = 'upload'

SELECT LastRowId FROM dbo.TableRowId WHERE TableName = 'upload'

COMMIT TRANSACTION

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Jimbo99999Author Commented:
Excellent idea...it is working now.

Thanks for the help,
jimbo99999
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