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OdbcConnection Constructor (String)

Initializes a new instance of the OdbcConnection class with the specified connection string.

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

public OdbcConnection(
	string connectionString
)

Parameters

connectionString
Type: System.String

The connection used to open the data source.

When a new instance of OdbcConnection is created, the write-only and read-only properties are set to the following initial values unless they are specifically set using their associated keywords in the ConnectionString property.

Properties

Initial value

ConnectionString

connectionString

ConnectionTimeout

15

Database

empty string ("")

You can change the value for these properties only by using the ConnectionString property.

The following example creates and opens an OdbcConnection.

		static private void CreateOdbcConnection()
		{
			string connectionString = "Driver={Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)};DBQ=C:\\Samples\\Northwind.mdb";

			using (OdbcConnection connection = new OdbcConnection(connectionString))
			{
				connection.Open();
			}
		}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1
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