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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)

'Declaration
Public Overrides ReadOnly Property ServerVersion As String
'Usage
Dim instance As SqlConnection
Dim value As String

value = instance.ServerVersion

/** @property */
public String get_ServerVersion ()

public override function get ServerVersion () : String

Property Value

The version of the instance of SQL Server.

Exception typeCondition

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 Sub CreateSqlConnection(ByVal connectionString As String)
     Using connection As New SqlConnection(connectionString)
         connection.Open()
         Console.WriteLine("ServerVersion: {0", connection.ServerVersion)
         Console.WriteLine("State: {0", connection.State)
     End Using
End Sub

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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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