DataSource Property

SqlConnection.DataSource Property

 

Gets the name of the instance of SQL Server to which to connect.

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

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

Property Value

Type: System.String

The name of the instance of SQL Server to which to connect. The default value is an empty string.

System_CAPS_noteNote

  The DataSource property returns null if the connection string for the SqlConnection is "context connection=true".

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

private static void OpenSqlConnection(string connectionString)
{
    using (SqlConnection connection = new SqlConnection(connectionString))
    {
        connection.Open();
        Console.WriteLine("ServerVersion: {0}", connection.ServerVersion);
        Console.WriteLine("DataSource: {0}", connection.DataSource);
    }
}

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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