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OleDbConnectionStringBuilder.FileName Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets or sets the name of the Universal Data Link (UDL) file for connecting to the data source.

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

public string FileName { get; set; 
/** @property */
public String get_FileName ()

/** @property */
public void set_FileName (String value)

public function get FileName () : String

public function set FileName (value : String)

Property Value

The value of the FileName property, or String.Empty if none has been supplied.

If the value passed in is null when you try to set the property, the FileName property is reset. If the value has not been set and the developer tries to retrieve the property, the return value is String.Empty. This property corresponds to the "FileName" key within the connection string.

Setting this property does not cause the OleDbConnectionStringBuilder instance to read the contents of the referenced file, even if the file exists and contains valid connection information. Setting this property has no effect other than to indicate the file to read when connecting to the data source.

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