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IDataEnvironment.Connections Property

Gets a collection of data connections defined in the current design session.

Namespace:  System.ComponentModel.Design.Data
Assembly:  System.Design (in System.Design.dll)

ICollection Connections { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Collections.ICollection
A collection of DesignerDataConnection objects representing the data connections available in the current design session.

The Connections property returns the set of connections available at design time. Your implementation of the Connections property can return either the list of connections defined in the current Web application, or a list of connections defined at a global level, such as a list of data connections maintained by the design environment.

Each connection in the collection should have a unique connection string. If your collection includes both connections from the application's configuration file and global connections, your implementation must handle the case where connections from the global list and the configuration file have the same connection string. In this case, it is recommended that you eliminate duplicates and use the configuration-file connection only.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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