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SqlDataSourceEnumerator Class

Note: This class is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Provides a mechanism for enumerating all available instances of SQL Server within the local network.

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

public sealed class SqlDataSourceEnumerator : DbDataSourceEnumerator
public final class SqlDataSourceEnumerator extends DbDataSourceEnumerator
public final class SqlDataSourceEnumerator extends DbDataSourceEnumerator

Both SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005 make it possible for applications to determine the existence of SQL Server instances within the current network. The SqlDataSourceEnumerator class exposes this information to the application developer, providing a DataTable containing information about all the available servers. This returned table contains a list of server instances that matches the list provided when a user attempts to create a new connection, and on the Connection Properties dialog box, expands the drop-down list containing all the available servers.

System.Object
   System.Data.Common.DbDataSourceEnumerator
    System.Data.Sql.SqlDataSourceEnumerator
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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
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