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I am trying to store Image datatype in my database but not able to do this

Here is My code....

Applicant aa = new Applicant(); //Applicant is my class containing all private and public members for items in database like name,add,ph,Image
foreach (DataGridViewRow dgvr in dataGridView.SelectedRows)

DataRowView drv = (DataRowView)dgvr.DataBoundItem;
aa.m_dr = drv.Row;
aa.ID = (int)bb.m_dr["ID"]; = bb.m_dr["Name"].ToString();
aa.Foto = (Image)bb.m_dr["Foto"]; //After this line comes error Systen.DBNull kann not convert to System.Drawing.Image.
How to over come Problem with Null value Error
Zoltán Zörgő 22-Jan-15 4:09am    
Supposing you have data in that field you can not simply cast it to image.
User-8621695 22-Jan-15 4:43am    
convert image into base64 then store it into database with image datatype.

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Validate the object before casting it to another type

if( bb.m_dr["Foto"] != null && bb.m_dr["Foto"] != System.DBNull.Value ) // add this line
aa.Foto = (Image)bb.m_dr["Foto"];
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Member 11000455 22-Jan-15 6:12am    
already tried this one but same error cannot convert System.Byte[] in Type System.Drawing.Image.
Karthik_Mahalingam 22-Jan-15 6:29am    
what is the datatype of Foto colum in DB and in c# ?
Member 11000455 22-Jan-15 8:54am    
May be this information helps you my datatype is Image

I got a windows form with different Tab control connected with my database
i am able to store and reteive all values like name ,age ,DOB but i am having problem with storing pictire and retreiving it..
So far with storing to database work fine
i can see after select a picture and load datagrid view i can see my picture,
Here is my code for doing it------

// foreach (DataRow row in dataset.Tables[1].Rows)
row[Name] = textboxName.Text; //Values from my Tabcontrol Text box

row["Dob"] = datetimepickerDob.value;;

//Now for storing image
if (picFoto.Image != null)
Bitmap bmp = new Bitmap(picFoto.Image);
System.IO.MemoryStream imgMemoryStream = new System.IO.MemoryStream();
bmp.Save(imgMemoryStream, System.Drawing.Imaging.ImageFormat.Jpeg);
byte[] imgByteData = imgMemoryStream.GetBuffer();

row["Foto"] = imgByteData;

Now after this when i go bach ko my gridview which contains all table data i can see photo there...Ok
Now when i want to load this tabcontrol i want to load also this photo in my picturebox.
with other data types its perfectly ok but i am having problem on loading my pic
Here is my Code

private Image m_iFoto = null;

public Image Foto
return m_foto; //May be here i neew to convert to ByteArray to image
set { m_foto = value; }
Applicant aa = new Applicant();
//Apllicant is my class containing all member and properties
//for column items.

foreach (DataGridViewRow dgvr in dataGridView.SelectedRows)

DataRowView drv = (DataRowView)dgvr.DataBoundItem;

aa.m_dr = drv.Row;
aa.Name = bb.m_dr["Name"].ToString();
if (aa.m_dr["Foto"] != DBNull.Value)

//MemoryStream ms = new MemoryStream();
//Image returnImage = Image.FromStream(ms);
aa.Foto = (Image)bb.m_dr["Foto"];//After this line i got error message cannot convert System.Byte[] to System.Drawing.Image
Member 11000455 22-Jan-15 7:47am    

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