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DbConnection.DataSource Property

Gets the name of the database server to which to connect.

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

public abstract string DataSource { get; }
/** @property */
public abstract String get_DataSource ()

public abstract function get DataSource () : String

Not applicable.

Property Value

The name of the database server to which to connect. The default value is an empty string.

If the connection to the database is closed, the DataSource returns whatever is contained in the ConnectionString for the DataSource keyword. If the connection is open and the ConnectionString data source keyword's value starts with "|datadirectory|", the property returns whatever is contained in the ConnectionString for the DataSource keyword only. If the connection to the database is open, the property returns what the native provider returns for the DBPROP_INIT_DATASOURCE, and if that is empty, the native provider's DBPROP_DATASOURCENAME is returned.

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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