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SqlConnection.DataSource Property

Gets the name of the instance of SQL Server to which to connect.

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

'Declaration
Public Overrides ReadOnly Property DataSource As String
'Usage
Dim instance As SqlConnection
Dim value As String

value = instance.DataSource

/** @property */
public String get_DataSource ()

public override function get DataSource () : String

Property Value

The name of the instance of SQL Server to which to connect. The default value is an empty string.

NoteNote

  The DataSource property returns a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if the connection string for the SqlConnection is "context connection=true".

The following example creates a SqlConnection and displays some of its read-only properties.

Private Sub OpenSqlConnection(ByVal connectionString As String)
    Using connection As New SqlConnection(connectionString)
        connection.Open()
        Console.WriteLine("ServerVersion: {0", connection.ServerVersion)
        Console.WriteLine("DataSource: {0", connection.DataSource)
    End Using
End Sub

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, 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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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