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EntityConnection.DataSource Property

Gets the name or network address of the data source to connect to.

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

public override string DataSource { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The name of the data source. The default value is an empty string.


The underlying data provider is not known.

For the specific keyword value, such as DataSource, that maps to the DataSource property, see the documentation for the underlying data provider. For SQL Server equivalent keywords, see the documentation for the ConnectionString property.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.