ConnectionTimeout Property
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OleDbConnection.ConnectionTimeout Property

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

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

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

public override function get ConnectionTimeout () : int

Property Value

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

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentException

The value set is less than 0.

A value of 0 indicates no limit, and should be avoided in a ConnectionString because an attempt to connect will wait indefinitely.

The following example creates an OleDbConnection and sets some of its properties in the connection string.

// The connectionString argument contains the Connect Timeout 
// keywords, as follows: "... ;Connect Timeout=30;"
public void InsertRow(string connectionString, string insertSQL)
{
    using (OleDbConnection connection = new OleDbConnection(connectionString))
    {
        // The insertSQL string contains a SQL statement that
        // inserts a new row in the source table.
        OleDbCommand command = new OleDbCommand(insertSQL);

        // Set the Connection to the new OleDbConnection.
        command.Connection = connection;

        // Open the connection and execute the insert command.
        try
        {
            connection.Open();
            command.ExecuteNonQuery();
        
        catch (Exception ex)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(ex.Message);
        
        // The connection is automatically closed when the
        // code exits the using block.
    

using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Data.OleDb;

class Class1
{
    static void Main()
    {
    

    // The connectionString argument contains the Connect Timeout 
    // keywords, as follows: "... ;Connect Timeout=30;"
    public void InsertRow(string connectionString, string insertSQL)
    {
        using (OleDbConnection connection = new OleDbConnection(connectionString))
        {
            // The insertSQL string contains a SQL statement that
            // inserts a new row in the source table.
            OleDbCommand command = new OleDbCommand(insertSQL);

            // Set the Connection to the new OleDbConnection.
            command.Connection = connection;

            // Open the connection and execute the insert command.
            try
            {
                connection.Open();
                command.ExecuteNonQuery();
            
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                Console.WriteLine(ex.Message);
            
            // The connection is automatically closed when the
            // code exits the using block.
        

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, 1.0

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