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DataContext.CreateDatabase Method

Creates a database on the server.

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

public void CreateDatabase()

The name of the database is derived by using the following algorithm:

  • If a database is identified in the connection string, its name is used.

  • If a DatabaseAttribute attribute is present, its Name property is used as the name of the database.

  • If there is no database tag in the connection string and a strongly typed DataContext is used, a database that has the same name as the DataContext inheriting class is checked.

  • If a weakly typed DataContext is used, an exception is thrown.

  • If the DataContext has been created by using a file name, the database corresponding to that file name is created.

The following code shows how to set up a temporary database and then remove it.

if (!db.DatabaseExists())
    db.CreateDatabase();
// …
db.DeleteDatabase();

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5

.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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