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DbProviderFactory.CreateConnection Method

Returns a new instance of the provider's class that implements the DbConnection class.

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

Public Overridable Function CreateConnection As DbConnection
Dim instance As DbProviderFactory
Dim returnValue As DbConnection

returnValue = instance.CreateConnection
public DbConnection CreateConnection ()
public function CreateConnection () : DbConnection
Not applicable.

Return Value

A new instance of DbConnection.

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0