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DbConnectionStringBuilder.Values Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets an ICollection that contains the values in the DbConnectionStringBuilder.

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

public virtual ICollection Values { get; 
/** @property */
public ICollection get_Values ()

public function get Values () : ICollection

Property Value

An ICollection that contains the values in the DbConnectionStringBuilder.

The order of the values in the ICollection is unspecified, but it is the same order as the associated keys in the ICollection returned by the Keys method.

The returned ICollection is not a static copy; instead, the ICollection refers back to the values in the original DbConnectionStringBuilder. Therefore, changes to the DbConnectionStringBuilder are reflected in the ICollection.


This example includes a password to demonstrate how DbConnectionStringBuilder works with connection strings. In your applications, we recommend that you use Windows Authentication. If you must use a password, do not include a hard-coded password in your application.

static void Main()
    DbConnectionStringBuilder builder = new DbConnectionStringBuilder();
    builder.ConnectionString =
        "Provider=MSDataShape.1;Persist Security Info=false;" +
        "Data Provider=MSDAORA;Data Source=orac;" +
        "user id=username;password=*******";

    foreach (string value in builder.Values)

Displays the following output:


Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0