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DbProviderFactory Class

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

Represents a set of methods for creating instances of a provider's implementation of the data source classes.

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

Public MustInherit Class DbProviderFactory
Dim instance As DbProviderFactory

public abstract class DbProviderFactory
public abstract class DbProviderFactory

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 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