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EntityConnectionStringBuilder.Provider Property

Gets or sets the name of the underlying .NET Framework data provider in the connection string.

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

public string Provider { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The invariant name of the underlying .NET Framework data provider.

The invariant provider name is used retrieve the DbProviderFactory object for the underlying provider.

For valid keyword/value syntax, see ConnectionString.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

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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