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DbProviderFactories.GetFactoryClasses Method

Returns a DataTable that contains information about all installed providers that implement DbProviderFactory.

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

public static DataTable GetFactoryClasses()

Return Value

Type: System.Data.DataTable
Returns a DataTable containing DataRow objects that contain the following data.

Column ordinal

Column name

Description

0

Name

Human-readable name for the data provider.

1

Description

Human-readable description of the data provider.

2

InvariantName

Name that can be used programmatically to refer to the data provider.

3

AssemblyQualifiedName

Fully qualified name of the factory class, which contains enough information to instantiate the object.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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