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Database.DefaultConnectionFactory Property

[This page is specific to the Entity Framework version 6. The latest version is available as the 'Entity Framework' NuGet package. For more information about Entity Framework, see msdn.com/data/ef.]

Note: This API is now obsolete.

The connection factory to use when creating a DbConnection from just a database name or a connection string.

Namespace:  System.Data.Entity
Assembly:  EntityFramework (in EntityFramework.dll)

[ObsoleteAttribute("The default connection factory should be set in the config file or using the DbConfiguration class. (See http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=260883)")]
public static IDbConnectionFactory DefaultConnectionFactory { get; set; }

This is used when just a database name or connection string is given to DbContext or when the no database name or connection is given to DbContext in which case the name of the context class is passed to this factory in order to generate a DbConnection. By default, the IDbConnectionFactory instance to use is read from the application's .config file from the "EntityFramework DefaultConnectionFactory" entry in appSettings. If no entry is found in the config file then SqlConnectionFactory is used. Setting this property in code always overrides whatever value is found in the config file.

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