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OdbcConnection.ConnectionTimeout Property

Gets or sets the time to wait while trying to establish a connection before terminating the attempt and generating an error.

Namespace: System.Data.Odbc
Assembly: System.Data (in

public int ConnectionTimeout { get; set; 
/** @property */
public int get_ConnectionTimeout ()

/** @property */
public void set_ConnectionTimeout (int value)

public function get ConnectionTimeout () : int

public function set ConnectionTimeout (value : int)

Property Value

The time in seconds to wait for a connection to open. The default value is 15 seconds.

Exception typeCondition


The value set is less than 0.

Unlike the .NET Framework data providers for SQL Server and OLE DB, the .NET Framework Data Provider for ODBC does not support setting this property as a connection string value, because it is not a valid ODBC connection keyword. To specify a connection time-out, set the ConnectionTimeout property before calling Open. This is equivalent to setting the ODBC SQLSetConnectAttr SQL_ATTR_LOGIN_TIMOUT attribute.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1