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SqlConnectionStringBuilder.ContainsKey Method

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Determines whether the SqlConnectionStringBuilder contains a specific key.

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

public override bool ContainsKey (
	string keyword
)
public boolean ContainsKey (
	String keyword
)
public override function ContainsKey (
	keyword : String
) : boolean

Parameters

keyword

The key to locate in the SqlConnectionStringBuilder.

Return Value

true if the SqlConnectionStringBuilder contains an element that has the specified key; otherwise, false.
Exception typeCondition

ArgumentNullException

keyword is null (Nothing in Visual Basic)

Because the SqlConnectionStringBuilder contains a fixed-size collection of key/value pairs, the ContainsKey method determines only if a particular key name is valid.

The following example creates a SqlConnectionStringBuilder instance, sets some of its properties, and then tries to determine whether various keys exist within the object by calling the ContainsKey method.

using System.Data.SqlClient;

class Program
{
    static void Main()
    {
        SqlConnectionStringBuilder builder =
            new SqlConnectionStringBuilder(GetConnectionString());
        Console.WriteLine("Connection string = " + builder.ConnectionString);

        // Keys you have provided return true.
        Console.WriteLine(builder.ContainsKey("Server"));

        // Comparison is case insensitive, and synonyms
        // are automatically converted to their "well-known"
        // names.
        Console.WriteLine(builder.ContainsKey("Database"));

        // Keys that are valid but have not been set return true.
        Console.WriteLine(builder.ContainsKey("Max Pool Size"));

        // Keys that do not exist return false.
        Console.WriteLine(builder.ContainsKey("MyKey"));

        Console.WriteLine("Press Enter to continue.");
        Console.ReadLine();

    

    private static string GetConnectionString()
    {
        // To avoid storing the connection string in your code,
        // you can retrieve it from a configuration file. 
        return "Server=(local);Integrated Security=SSPI;" +
            "Initial Catalog=AdventureWorks";
    


The example displays the following output in the console window:

Connection string = Data Source=(local);Initial Catalog=AdventureWorks;Integrated Security=True
True
True
True
False

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, 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
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