Working with Factories
The System.Data.Common namespace provides classes for creating DbProviderFactory instances to work with specific databases. When you create a DbProviderFactory instance, passing it information about the provider along with the connection string, the instance can determine the correct strongly-typed object to return based on the information it has been provided. This lets you write code that is not dependent on the data provider and lets you choose the provider at runtime.
In This Section
- Obtaining the DbProviderFactory
Provides an example of instantiating a DbProviderFactory.
- Creating Commands and Retrieving Data
Provides examples demonstrating how to create commands and retrieve data from a DbProviderFactory.
- Retrieving Data with a DbDataAdapter
Provides examples demonstrating how to work a DbProviderFactory.