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DbConnectionStringBuilder.Remove Method

Removes the entry with the specified key from the DbConnectionStringBuilder instance.

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

Public Overridable Function Remove ( _
	keyword As String _
) As Boolean


Type: System.String
The key of the key/value pair to be removed from the connection string in this DbConnectionStringBuilder.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the key existed within the connection string and was removed; false if the key did not exist.


keyword is null (Nothing in Visual Basic)


The DbConnectionStringBuilder is read-only, or the DbConnectionStringBuilder has a fixed size.

Because the Remove method returns a value that indicates its success, it is not required to look for the key before trying to remove the key/value pair from the DbConnectionStringBuilder instance.

Sub Main()
    Dim builder As New DbConnectionStringBuilder
    builder.ConnectionString = _
        "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=C:\Demo.mdb;" & _
        "Jet OLEDB:System Database=system.mdw;"

    ' Try to remove an existing item.
    TryRemove(builder, "Provider")

    ' Try to remove a nonexistent item.
    TryRemove(builder, "User ID")

    ' Try to remove an existing item, 
    ' demonstrating that the search isn't 
    ' case sensitive.
    TryRemove(builder, "DATA SOURCE")
End Sub

Sub TryRemove(ByVal builder As DbConnectionStringBuilder, _
    ByVal itemToRemove As String)

    If builder.Remove(itemToRemove) Then
        Console.WriteLine("Removed '{0}'", itemToRemove)
        Console.WriteLine("Unable to remove '{0}'", itemToRemove)
    End If
End Sub

This sample displays the following output:

Removed 'Provider'
data source=C:\Demo.mdb;jet oledb:system database=system.mdw
Unable to remove 'User ID'
data source=C:\Demo.mdb;jet oledb:system database=system.mdw
jet oledb:system database=system.mdw

.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.