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DbConnectionStringBuilder.AppendKeyValuePair Method (StringBuilder, String, String, Boolean)

Provides an efficient and safe way to append a key and value to an existing StringBuilder object.

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

public static void AppendKeyValuePair(
	StringBuilder builder,
	string keyword,
	string value,
	bool useOdbcRules


Type: System.Text.StringBuilder
The StringBuilder to which to add the key/value pair.
Type: System.String
The key to be added.
Type: System.String
The value for the supplied key.
Type: System.Boolean
true to use {} to delimit fields, false to use quotation marks.

This method allows developers using a StringBuilder to create a collection of key/value pairs to be able to take advantage of the features included in the DbConnectionStringBuilder class when adding key/value pairs, without having to incur the overhead of creating and maintaining a DbConnectionStringBuilder instance. The AppendKeyValuePair method formats the key and value correctly and adds the new string to the supplied StringBuilder.

Although most data sources let you delimit fields by using quotation marks, ODBC does not--for ODBC connection strings, you must use curly braces ({}). In order to have the DbConnectionStringBuilder use ODBC rules for delimiting fields, set the useOdbcRules parameter to true.

If some process has created a connection string, but now an application must perform a simple modification to that connection string, it might be more efficient to just add the key/value pair using a StringBuilder object. Instead of creating a new DbConnectionStringBuilder, developers can call the AppendKeyValuePair method, passing in a StringBuilder that contains the supplied connection string. The following procedure shows a simple example of this technique, using ODBC rules for quoting values.

public string AddPooling(string connectionString)
    StringBuilder builder = new StringBuilder(connectionString);
    DbConnectionStringBuilder.AppendKeyValuePair(builder, "Pooling", "true");
    return builder.ToString();

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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.