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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();
			}
		}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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