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SqlConnectionStringBuilder.Clear Method

Clears the contents of the SqlConnectionStringBuilder instance.

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

Public Overrides Sub Clear



The Clear method removes all key/value pairs from the SqlConnectionStringBuilder, and resets all corresponding properties. This includes setting the Count property to 0, and setting the ConnectionString property to an empty string.

The following example demonstrates calling the Clear method. This example populates the SqlConnectionStringBuilder with some key/value pairs, and then calls the Clear method and shows the results.

Imports System.Data.SqlClient

Module Module1
    Sub Main()
        Dim builder As New SqlConnectionStringBuilder
        builder.DataSource = "(local)"
        builder.IntegratedSecurity = True
        builder.InitialCatalog = "AdventureWorks"
        Console.WriteLine("Initial connection string: " & builder.ConnectionString)

        Console.WriteLine("After call to Clear, count = " & builder.Count)
        Console.WriteLine("Cleared connection string: " & builder.ConnectionString)

        Console.WriteLine("Press Enter to continue.")
    End Sub 
End Module

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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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