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Database Property

SqlConnection.Database Property

Gets the name of the current database or the database to be used after a connection is opened.

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

public override string Database { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The name of the current database or the name of the database to be used after a connection is opened. The default value is an empty string.

Implements

IDbConnection.Database

The Database property updates dynamically. If you change the current database using a Transact-SQL statement or the ChangeDatabase method, an informational message is sent and the property is updated automatically.

The following example creates a SqlConnection and displays some of its read-only properties.

private static void ChangeSqlDatabase(string connectionString)
{
    // Assumes connectionString represents a valid connection string 
    // to the AdventureWorks sample database. 
    using (SqlConnection connection = new SqlConnection(connectionString))
    {
        connection.Open();
        Console.WriteLine("ServerVersion: {0}", connection.ServerVersion);
        Console.WriteLine("Database: {0}", connection.Database);

        connection.ChangeDatabase("Northwind");
        Console.WriteLine("Database: {0}", connection.Database);
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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