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OleDbConnection.Provider Property

Gets the name of the OLE DB provider specified in the "Provider= " clause of the connection string.

Namespace: System.Data.OleDb
Assembly: System.Data (in system.data.dll)

public string Provider { get; 
/** @property */
public String get_Provider ()

public function get Provider () : String

Property Value

The name of the provider as specified in the "Provider= " clause of the connection string. The default value is an empty string.

The following example creates an OleDbConnection and displays some of its read-only properties.

static void OpenConnection(string connectionString)
{
    using (OleDbConnection connection = new OleDbConnection(connectionString))
    {
        try
        {
            connection.Open();
            Console.WriteLine("ServerVersion: {0 \nProvider: {1",
                connection.ServerVersion, connection.Provider);
        
        catch (Exception ex)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(ex.Message);
        
        // The connection is automatically closed when the
        // code exits the using block.
    

using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Data.OleDb;

class Class1
{
    static void Main()
    {
        string x = "Provider=SQLOLEDB;Data Source=(local);Initial Catalog=AdventureWorks;"
            + "Integrated Security=SSPI";
        OpenConnection(x);
        Console.ReadLine();
    

    static void OpenConnection(string connectionString)
    {
        using (OleDbConnection connection = new OleDbConnection(connectionString))
        {
            try
            {
                connection.Open();
                Console.WriteLine("ServerVersion: {0 \nProvider: {1",
                    connection.ServerVersion, connection.Provider);
            
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                Console.WriteLine(ex.Message);
            
            // The connection is automatically closed when the
            // code exits the using block.
        

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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