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SqlConnection.Database Property

Gets the name of the current database or the database to be used after a connection is opened.

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

public override string Database { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The name of the current database or the name of the database to be used after a connection is opened. The default value is an empty string.

Implements

IDbConnection.Database

The Database property updates dynamically. If you change the current database using a Transact-SQL statement or the ChangeDatabase method, an informational message is sent and the property is updated automatically.

The following example creates a SqlConnection and displays some of its read-only properties.

private static void ChangeSqlDatabase(string connectionString)
{
    // Assumes connectionString represents a valid connection string 
    // to the AdventureWorks sample database. 
    using (SqlConnection connection = new SqlConnection(connectionString))
    {
        connection.Open();
        Console.WriteLine("ServerVersion: {0}", connection.ServerVersion);
        Console.WriteLine("Database: {0}", connection.Database);

        connection.ChangeDatabase("Northwind");
        Console.WriteLine("Database: {0}", connection.Database);
    }
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

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