DbContext Constructor (String)

[This page is specific to the Entity Framework version 6. The latest version is available as the 'Entity Framework' NuGet package. For more information about Entity Framework, see msdn.com/data/ef.]

Constructs a new context instance using the given string as the name or connection string for the database to which a connection will be made. See the class remarks for how this is used to create a connection.

Namespace:  System.Data.Entity
Assembly:  EntityFramework (in EntityFramework.dll)

[SuppressMessageAttribute("Microsoft.Reliability", "CA2000:Dispose objects before losing scope")]
[SuppressMessageAttribute("Microsoft.Usage", "CA2214:DoNotCallOverridableMethodsInConstructors")]
public DbContext(
	string nameOrConnectionString


Type: System.String
Either the database name or a connection string.