OleDbConnection.State Property

Gets the current state of the connection.

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

public override ConnectionState State { get; 
/** @property */
public ConnectionState get_State ()

public override function get State () : ConnectionState

Property Value

A bitwise combination of the ConnectionState values. The default is Closed.

The following are allowed state changes:

  • From Closed to Open, using the Open method of the OleDbConnection object.

  • From Open to Closed, using either the Close method or the Dispose method of the OleDbConnection object.


In previous version of the .NET Framework, calling the State property increased application overhead because each call caused a call to the OLE DB DBPROP_CONNECTIONSTATUS property for an open connection. With the release of the .NET Framework 2.0, this is no longer an issue.

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, 1.0