Assembly: System.Data (in system.data.dll)
Cannot open a connection without specifying a data source or server.
The connection is already open.
A connection-level error occurred while opening the connection. If the Number property contains the value 18487 or 18488, this indicates that the specified password has expired or must be reset. See the ChangePassword method for more information.
The SqlConnection draws an open connection from the connection pool if one is available. Otherwise, it establishes a new connection to an instance of SQL Server.
If the SqlConnection goes out of scope, it is not closed. Therefore, you must explicitly close the connection by calling Close.
If you specify a port number other than 1433 when you are trying to connect to an instance of SQL Server and using a protocol other than TCP/IP, the Open method fails. To specify a port number other than 1433, include "server=machinename,port number" in the connection string, and use the TCP/IP protocol.
The following example creates a SqlConnection, opens it, and displays some of its properties. The connection is automatically closed at the end of the using block.
Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition
The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.