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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 ()
public abstract void Close ()
public abstract function Close ()
Not applicable.

Exception typeCondition

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.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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