Enlists in the specified transaction as a distributed transaction.
Assembly: System.Data (in System.Data.dll)
New in ADO.NET 2.0 is support for using the EnlistTransaction method to enlist in a distributed transaction. Because it enlists a connection in a Transaction instance, EnlistTransaction takes advantage of functionality available in the System.Transactions namespace for managing distributed transactions, making it preferable to EnlistDistributedTransaction for this purpose. For more information, see Distributed Transactions (ADO.NET).
You can continue to enlist in an existing distributed transaction using the EnlistDistributedTransaction method if auto-enlistment is disabled. Enlisting in an existing distributed transaction makes sure that, if the transaction is committed or rolled back, modifications made by the code at the data source are also committed or rolled back.
EnlistDistributedTransaction returns an exception if the SqlConnection has already started a transaction using BeginTransaction. However, if the transaction is a local transaction started at the data source (for example, by explicitly executing the BEGIN TRANSACTION statement using an SqlCommand object), EnlistDistributedTransaction rolls back the local transaction and enlists in the existing distributed transaction as requested. You do not receive notice that the local transaction was rolled back, and are responsible for managing any local transactions not started using BeginTransaction.
Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2
The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.