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OdbcConnection.Open Method

Opens a connection to a data source with the property settings specified by the ConnectionString.

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

public override void Open()

Implements

IDbConnection.Open()

ExceptionCondition
NotSupportedException

The functionality of this method is unsupported in the base class and must be implemented in a derived class instead.

The OdbcConnection draws an open connection from the connection pool if one is available. Otherwise, it establishes a new connection to the data source.

NoteNote

If the OdbcConnection goes out of scope, the connection it represents does not close automatically. Therefore, you must explicitly close the connection by calling Close, Dispose, or by placing the connection within a Using statement.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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.
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