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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 System.Design.dll)

public sealed class DesignerDataConnection

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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0