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DbProviderServices Class

Represents a set of methods for creating correct command definition objects and accessing provider manifest information.

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

public abstract class DbProviderServices

The DBProviderServices class is the starting point for accessing the SQL generation layer to convert CommandTrees into DbCommands. This class also provides additional data storage information, such as the provider manifest, which describes storage-specific type mappings and functions, and the storage-specific mapping files to generate queries for table and column information.


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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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 SP1