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DbConnection.Close Method

Closes the connection to the database. This is the preferred method of closing any open connection.

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

public abstract void Close()

Implements

IDbConnection.Close()

ExceptionCondition
DbException

The connection-level error that occurred while opening the connection.

The Close method rolls back any pending transactions. It then releases the connection to the connection pool, or closes the connection if connection pooling is disabled.

An application can call Close more than one time. No exception is generated.

If the DbConnection goes out of scope, it is not closed. Therefore, you must explicitly close the connection by calling Close or Dispose, which are functionally equivalent. If the connection pooling value Pooling is set to true or yes, this also releases the physical connection.

Caution noteCaution

Do not call Close or Dispose on a Connection, a DataReader, or any other managed object in the Finalize method of your class. In a finalizer, you should only release unmanaged resources that your class owns directly. If your class does not own any unmanaged resources, do not include a Finalize method in your class definition. For more information, see Garbage Collection.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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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