Gets or sets the provider type.
Assembly: System.Data.Linq (in System.Data.Linq.dll)
If this property is specified, an existing provider type can be used. This will eliminate a round trip to the server to obtain this information. LINQ to SQL has to know the provider type to establish appropriate query translation rules. LINQ to SQL supports Sql2000Provider and Sql2005Provider providers.
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003
The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.