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DesignerDataConnection Class

Represents a connection to a data store in a design tool. This class cannot be inherited.

Namespace: System.ComponentModel.Design.Data
Assembly: System.Design (in

Public NotInheritable Class DesignerDataConnection
Dim instance As DesignerDataConnection

public final class DesignerDataConnection
public final class DesignerDataConnection
Not applicable.

The DesignerDataConnection object represents a connection to a data store in the design tool. Typically a DesignerDataConnection object is returned as part of the Connections property, and is created either by reading the application's configuration file or by calling the BuildConnection method.


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

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0