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SqlConnection.ServerVersion Property

Gets a string that contains the version of the instance of SQL Server to which the client is connected.

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

[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public override string ServerVersion { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The version of the instance of SQL Server.

ExceptionCondition
InvalidOperationException

The connection is closed.

The version is of the form ##.##.####, where the first two digits are the major version, the next two digits are the minor version, and the last four digits are the release version. The string is of the form major.minor.build, where major and minor are exactly two digits and build is exactly four digits.

The following example creates a SqlConnection and displays the ServerVersion property.

private static void CreateSqlConnection(string connectionString)
{
    using (SqlConnection connection = new SqlConnection(connectionString))
    {
        connection.Open();
        Console.WriteLine("ServerVersion: {0}", connection.ServerVersion);
        Console.WriteLine("State: {0}", connection.State );
    }
}

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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