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Get row count by 'ExecuteScalar'

using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Data.SqlClient;

   class CommandExampleScalar
      static void Main() 
         SqlConnection thisConnection = new SqlConnection("server=(local)\\SQLEXPRESS;database=MyDatabase;Integrated Security=SSPI");

         SqlCommand thisCommand = new SqlCommand("SELECT COUNT(*) FROM Employee", thisConnection);

         try {

            Console.WriteLine("Number of Employees is: {0}",
         catch (SqlException ex) 
            Console.WriteLine("Connection Closed.");


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