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SqlConnection.ServerVersion Property

Gets a string that contains the version of the instance of SQL Server to which the client is connected.

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

'Declaration
<BrowsableAttribute(False)> _
Public Overrides ReadOnly Property ServerVersion As String

Property Value

Type: System.String
The version of the instance of SQL Server.

ExceptionCondition
InvalidOperationException

The connection is closed.

The version is of the form ##.##.####, where the first two digits are the major version, the next two digits are the minor version, and the last four digits are the release version. The string is of the form major.minor.build, where major and minor are exactly two digits and build is exactly four digits.

The following example creates a SqlConnection and displays the ServerVersion property.


 Private Sub CreateSqlConnection(ByVal connectionString As String)
     Using connection As New SqlConnection(connectionString)
         connection.Open()
         Console.WriteLine("ServerVersion: {0}", connection.ServerVersion)
         Console.WriteLine("State: {0}", connection.State)
     End Using
End Sub


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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