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DatabaseAttribute Class

Specifies certain attributes of a class that represents a database.

Namespace:  System.Data.Linq.Mapping
Assembly:  System.Data.Linq (in System.Data.Linq.dll)

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class, AllowMultiple = false)]
public sealed class DatabaseAttribute : Attribute

You can apply the DatabaseAttribute attribute to any strongly typed DataContext declaration.

The DatabaseAttribute attribute is optional. If you use it, you must use the Name property to supply a name.

If you do not apply this attribute and the connection does not specify a name, the database is assumed to have the same name as the DataContext class.


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