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ConnectionStringsExpressionBuilder.GetConnectionStringProviderName Method

Returns the connection string provider from the <connectionStrings> section of the Web.config file.

Namespace:  System.Web.Compilation
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public static string GetConnectionStringProviderName(
	string connectionStringName


Type: System.String

The name of the connection string.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The provider as a String for this connection string name.


The connection string name could not be found in the Web.config file.

The ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings property returns a collection of connection string values. The GetConnectionStringProviderName method returns the provider for the value from this collection that is associated with the connection string name.

.NET Framework

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

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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