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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.

ServerVersion was called while the returned Task was not completed and the connection was not opened after a call to OpenAsync.

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.

ServerVersion was called while the returned Task was not completed and the connection was not opened after a call to OpenAsync.

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 );
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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