Gets or sets a string that contains the name of the network library used to establish a connection to the SQL Server.
Assembly: System.Data (in System.Data.dll)
This property corresponds to the "Network Library", "network", and "net" keys within the connection string.
Supported values for this property include dbnmpntw (Named Pipes), dbmsrpcn (Multiprotocol), dbmsadsn (AppleTalk), dbmsgnet (VIA), dbmslpcn (Shared Memory) and dbmsspxn (IPX/SPX), and dbmssocn (TCP/IP). The corresponding network DLL must be installed on the system to which you connect. If you do not specify a network and you use a local server (for example, "." or "(local)"), Shared Memory is used.
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.