Description

Explicitly converts a value returned by a .NET method to the corresponding ColdFusion data type.

Returns

A ColdFusion data value.

Category

Structure functionsSystem functions

Function syntax

DotNetToCFType(variableName)

See also

Converting between .NET and ColdFusion data types in Using .NET classes in the Developing ColdFusion Applications

History

ColdFusion (2018 release): Changed parameter name value to variableName.

ColdFusion 8: Added this function

Parameters

Parameter

Description

variableName

Name of the .NET variable to convert

Usage

For detailed information on when and why you use this function, see Working with complex .NET data types in Using .NET classes in the Developing ColdFusion Applications.

Example

The following example creates a .NET System.Data.DataTable object and converts it to a ColdFusion query.

<!---Create a SQL Command Object---> 
<cfobject action="create" name="sqlCommandObject" 
class="System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand" type=".Net" 
assembly="#assemblyList#"> 

<cfset sqlCommandObject.init("SELECT [ID], [FriendlyName] FROM [Batch]", 
sqlConnectionObject)> 

<cfset sqlDataReaderObject = sqlCommandObject.ExecuteReader()> 

<cfset dataTable = createObject(".net", "System.Data.DataTable", 
assemblyList)> 
<!--- populate the datatable ---> 
<cfset dataTable.load(sqlDataReaderObject)> 

<!--- convert to cfquery ---> 
<cfset myquery=DotNetToCFType(dataTable)>

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