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OdbcConnection.Open Method

Opens a connection to a data source with the property settings specified by the ConnectionString.

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

public override void Open ()
public void Open ()
public override function Open ()

The OdbcConnection draws an open connection from the connection pool if one is available. Otherwise, it establishes a new connection to the data source.

NoteNote

If the OdbcConnection goes out of scope, the connection it represents does not close automatically. Therefore, you must explicitly close the connection by calling Close, Dispose, or by placing the connection within a Using statement.

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, 1.1
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