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EntityConnection.StoreConnection Property

Provides access to the underlying data source connection that is used by the EntityConnection object.

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

public DbConnection StoreConnection { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Data.Common.DbConnection
The DbConnection for the data source connection.

If the EntityConnection object is closed, the returned data source connection will be closed. If it is open, an open data source connection will be returned. If the data source connection information was set, the returned value is always non-null. If there is no data source connection information (for example, if the default constructor was used and no connection string was set afterwards), then a null reference is returned.

The same data source connection used by the Entity Framework can be shared with other parts of an application. The data source connection is returned as a DbConnection object from the Connection property of ObjectContext, or from the StoreConnection property of EntityConnection.

.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.