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OleDbConnection.Provider Property

Gets the name of the OLE DB provider specified in the "Provider= " clause of the connection string.

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

[BrowsableAttribute(true)]
public string Provider { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The name of the provider as specified in the "Provider= " clause of the connection string. The default value is an empty string.

The following example creates an OleDbConnection and displays some of its read-only properties.


static void OpenConnection(string connectionString)
{
    using (OleDbConnection connection = new OleDbConnection(connectionString))
    {
        try
        {
            connection.Open();
            Console.WriteLine("ServerVersion: {0} \nProvider: {1}",
                connection.ServerVersion, connection.Provider);
        }
        catch (Exception ex)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(ex.Message);
        }
        // The connection is automatically closed when the
        // code exits the using block.
    }
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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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