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DbProviderFactories.GetFactoryClasses Method

Returns a DataTable that contains information about all installed providers that implement DbProviderFactory.

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

'Declaration
Public Shared Function GetFactoryClasses As DataTable

Return Value

Type: System.Data.DataTable
Returns a DataTable containing DataRow objects that contain the following data.

Column ordinal

Column name

Description

0

Name

Human-readable name for the data provider.

1

Description

Human-readable description of the data provider.

2

InvariantName

Name that can be used programmatically to refer to the data provider.

3

AssemblyQualifiedName

Fully qualified name of the factory class, which contains enough information to instantiate the object.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 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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