SqlConnectionFactory Class

Instances of this class are used to create DbConnection objects for SQL Server based on a given database name or connection string. By default, the connection is made to '.\SQLEXPRESS'. This can be changed by changing the base connection string when constructing a factory instance.


Namespace:  System.Data.Entity.Infrastructure
Assembly:  EntityFramework (in EntityFramework.dll)

public sealed class SqlConnectionFactory : IDbConnectionFactory

The SqlConnectionFactory type exposes the following members.

Public methodSqlConnectionFactory()Creates a new connection factory with a default BaseConnectionString property of 'Data Source=.\SQLEXPRESS; Integrated Security=True; MultipleActiveResultSets=True'.
Public methodSqlConnectionFactory(String)Creates a new connection factory with the given BaseConnectionString property.

Public propertyBaseConnectionStringThe connection string to use for options to the database other than the 'Initial Catalog'. The 'Initial Catalog' will be prepended to this string based on the database name when CreateConnection is called. The default is 'Data Source=.\SQLEXPRESS; Integrated Security=True; MultipleActiveResultSets=True'.

Public methodCreateConnectionCreates a connection for SQL Server based on the given database name or connection string. If the given string contains an '=' character then it is treated as a full connection string, otherwise it is treated as a database name only.
Public methodEquals (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalize (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCode (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetType (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseClone (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToString (Inherited from Object.)

An instance of this class can be set on the Database class to cause all DbContext objects to be created with no connection information or just a database name or connection string to use SQL Server by default. This class is immutable since multiple threads may access instances simultaneously when creating connections.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.