Server.EnumDetachedDatabaseFiles Method

Enumerates a list of detached database files.

Namespace: Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
Assembly: Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in microsoft.sqlserver.smo.dll)

public StringCollection EnumDetachedDatabaseFiles (
	string mdfName
public StringCollection EnumDetachedDatabaseFiles (
	String mdfName
public function EnumDetachedDatabaseFiles (
	mdfName : String
) : StringCollection



A String value that specifies the file name for which to limit the results.

Return Value

A StringCollection system object value that contains a list of detached database file names.

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Use this method to obtain the names of all detached database (.mdf and .ndf) files on the instance of SQL Server.

This namespace, class, or member is supported only in version 2.0 of the Microsoft .NET Framework.

'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server
'Call the EnumCollations method and return collation information to DataTable variable.
Dim d As DataTable
'Select the returned data into an array of DataRow.
d = srv.EnumCollations
'Iterate through the rows and display collation details for the instance of SQL Server.
Dim r As DataRow
Dim c As DataColumn
For Each r In d.Rows
    For Each c In r.Table.Columns
        Console.WriteLine(c.ColumnName + " = " + r(c).ToString)

Any public static (Shared in Microsoft Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Development Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

Target Platforms



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