SqlDataSourceEnumerator Class

SqlDataSourceEnumerator Class


Provides a mechanism for enumerating all available instances of SQL Server within the local network.

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


public sealed class SqlDataSourceEnumerator : DbDataSourceEnumerator


Gets an instance of the SqlDataSourceEnumerator, which can be used to retrieve information about available SQL Server instances.


Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)


Retrieves a DataTable containing information about all visible SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 2005 instances.(Overrides DbDataSourceEnumerator.GetDataSources().)


Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)


Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)


Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

Both SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005 make it possible for applications to determine the existence of SQL Server instances within the current network. The SqlDataSourceEnumerator class exposes this information to the application developer, providing a DataTable containing information about all the available servers. This returned table contains a list of server instances that matches the list provided when a user attempts to create a new connection, and on the Connection Properties dialog box, expands the drop-down list containing all the available servers.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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