'Parameter is not valid.'


I am working on WinForms using C#. I made a class video that has method yourvideos(). This method reads data from SQL database and add it in imagelist and listview.

First I have uploaded the image and then take the location of image using:


Then in a function uploadvideo(), I converted image to bytearray and inserted it to database:

public void uploadvideo(string url, string path, string name,string title, DateTime date, string imgloc, string user)
    FileStream file = new FileStream(imgloc,FileMode.Open,FileAccess.Read);
        BinaryReader br = new BinaryReader(file);
        byte[] img = br.ReadBytes((int)file.Length);
   cmd = new SqlCommand($"insert into RecipeInfo (RecipeName, [Recipe Link],Thumbnail,Username, Date, Title) values (@Name,@Path,@img,@Username,@Date,@Title)", con);
                cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("Name", name);
                cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("Path", path);
                cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("Img", img);
                cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("Username", user);
                cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("Date", date);
                cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("Title", title);

and then the function yourvideos() where I am retrieving data comes.

public void yourvideos(string user, ImageList imglist, ListView list, Label l)
     cmd = new SqlCommand("select Title, Thumbnail from RecipeInfo where Username=@username", con);
            cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("username", user);
    SqlDataReader reader = cmd.ExecuteReader();
    if (reader.HasRows)
        while (reader.Read())
            byte[] img = (byte[])(reader["Thumbnail"]);
            MemoryStream ms = new MemoryStream(img);
            //MessageBox.Show("Data presesnt");

        l.Visible = true;
        l.Text = "Upload videos and share your recipes with others";

This function is called in the Form under the button click event

v1.yourvideos(Form2.setname, imageList1, yourvideoslistview, messagelabel);

It is giving me the error when I call yourvideos() that 'parameter is not valid' error details are:

  Message=Parameter is not valid.
   at System.Drawing.Image.FromStream(Stream stream, Boolean useEmbeddedColorManagement, Boolean validateImageData)
   at System.Drawing.Image.FromStream(Stream stream)
   at loginpage.video.yourvideos(String user, ImageList imglist, ListView list, Label l) in C:\Users\maha javed\source\repos\loginpage\Recipe.cs:line 115
   at loginpage.Form3.xuiSuperButton2_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e) in C:\Users\maha javed\source\repos\loginpage\Form3.cs:line 118
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.DebuggableCallback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)
   at System.Windows.Forms.UnsafeNativeMethods.DispatchMessageW(MSG& msg)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Application.ComponentManager.System.Windows.Forms.UnsafeNativeMethods.IMsoComponentManager.FPushMessageLoop(IntPtr dwComponentID, Int32 reason, Int32 pvLoopData)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Application.ThreadContext.RunMessageLoopInner(Int32 reason, ApplicationContext context)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Application.ThreadContext.RunMessageLoop(Int32 reason, ApplicationContext context)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Application.Run(Form mainForm)
   at loginpage.Program.Main() in C:\Users\maha javed\source\repos\loginpage\Program.cs:line 19

  This exception was originally thrown at this call stack:
    [External Code]
    loginpage.video.yourvideos(string, System.Windows.Forms.ImageList, System.Windows.Forms.ListView, System.Windows.Forms.Label) in Recipe.cs
    loginpage.Form3.xuiSuperButton2_Click(object, System.EventArgs) in Form3.cs
    [External Code]
    loginpage.Program.Main() in Program.cs
asked on Stack Overflow Sep 2, 2020 by Little Star • edited Sep 2, 2020 by Little Star

2 Answers


From documentation on [this page][1]. This is example of how you should add parameters to SqlCommand object:

string demoXml, string connectionString)
    // Update the demographics for a store, which is stored
    // in an xml column.
    string commandText = "UPDATE Sales.Store SET Demographics = @demographics "
        + "WHERE CustomerID = @ID;";
using (SqlConnection connection = new SqlConnection(connectionString))
    SqlCommand command = new SqlCommand(commandText, connection);
    command.Parameters.Add("@ID", SqlDbType.Int);
    command.Parameters["@ID"].Value = customerID;

    // Use AddWithValue to assign Demographics.
    // SQL Server will implicitly convert strings into XML.
    command.Parameters.AddWithValue("@demographics", demoXml);

        Int32 rowsAffected = command.ExecuteNonQuery();
        Console.WriteLine("RowsAffected: {0}", rowsAffected);
    catch (Exception ex)


answered on Stack Overflow Sep 2, 2020 by TheVillageIdiot

In the while loop you need to call


I'm suggesting using block to dispose your connection , command and reader object.

Also you can see some valuable input from the below link , if the size of the image data is big.

What 'length' parameter should I pass to SqlDataReader.GetBytes()

answered on Stack Overflow Sep 2, 2020 by Biju Kalanjoor • edited Sep 2, 2020 by Biju Kalanjoor

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