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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.
    }
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

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

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