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OdbcConnection Constructor (String)

Initializes a new instance of the OdbcConnection class with the specified connection string.

Namespace:  System.Data.Odbc
Assembly:  System.Data (in System.Data.dll)

'Declaration
Public Sub New ( _
	connectionString As String _
)

Parameters

connectionString
Type: System.String

The connection used to open the data source.

When a new instance of OdbcConnection is created, the write-only and read-only properties are set to the following initial values unless they are specifically set using their associated keywords in the ConnectionString property.

Properties

Initial value

ConnectionString

connectionString

ConnectionTimeout

15

Database

empty string ("")

You can change the value for these properties only by using the ConnectionString property.

The following example creates and opens an OdbcConnection.

Private Sub CreateOdbcConnection()
    Dim connectionString As String = "Driver={Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)};DBQ=C:\Samples\Northwind.mdb" 

    Using connection As New OdbcConnection(connectionString)
        connection.Open()
    End Using 

End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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