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DbProviderFactories.GetFactoryClasses Method

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

Returns a DataTable that contains information about all installed providers that implement DbProviderFactory.

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

public static DataTable GetFactoryClasses ()
public static DataTable GetFactoryClasses ()
public static function GetFactoryClasses () : DataTable

Return Value

Returns a DataTable containing DataRow objects that contain the following data.

Column ordinal

Column name

Description

0

Name

Human-readable name for the data provider.

1

Description

Human-readable description of the data provider.

2

InvariantName

Name that can be used programmatically to refer to the data provider.

3

AssemblyQualifiedName

Fully qualified name of the factory class, which contains enough information to instantiate the object.

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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