OdbcConnection.State Property

Gets the current state of the connection.

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

public override ConnectionState State { get; }
/** @property */
public ConnectionState get_State ()

public override function get State () : ConnectionState

Not applicable.

Property Value

A bitwise combination of the ConnectionState values. The default is Closed.

The following are allowed state changes:

  • From Closed to Open, using the Open method.

  • From Open to Closed, using either the Close or Dispose method.


Calling the State property on an open connection increases application overhead because each such call causes a SQL_ATTR_CONNECTION_DEAD call to the underlying ODBC driver to determine whether the connection is still valid.

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1