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DataContext Constructor (String)

Initializes a new instance of the DataContext class by referencing a file source.

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

public DataContext(
	string fileOrServerOrConnection


Type: System.String
This argument can be any one of the following:
The name of a file where a SQL Server Express database resides.
The name of a server where a database is present. In this case the provider uses the default database for a user.
A complete connection string. LINQ to SQL just passes the string to the provider without modification.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, 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.