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MetaModel.ProviderType Property

Gets or sets the provider type.

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

public abstract Type ProviderType { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Type
The provider type.

If this property is specified, an existing provider type can be used. This will eliminate a round trip to the server to obtain this information. LINQ to SQL has to know the provider type to establish appropriate query translation rules. LINQ to SQL supports Sql2000Provider and Sql2005Provider providers. 

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4
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