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DbConnectionStringBuilder.Values Property

Gets an ICollection that contains the values in the DbConnectionStringBuilder.

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

<BrowsableAttribute(False)> _
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property Values As ICollection
Dim instance As DbConnectionStringBuilder 
Dim value As ICollection 

value = instance.Values

Property Value

Type: System.Collections.ICollection
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.

Sub Main()
    Dim builder As New DbConnectionStringBuilder
    builder.ConnectionString = _
     "Provider=MSDataShape.1;Persist Security Info=False;" & _
     "Data Provider=MSDAORA;Data Source=orac;" & _
     "user id=username;password=*******" 

    For Each value As String In builder.Values
End Sub

Displays the following output:


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