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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)

public override string ServerVersion { get; }
/** @property */
public String get_ServerVersion ()

public override function get ServerVersion () : String

Not applicable.

Property Value

The version of the instance of SQL Server.

Exception typeCondition

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

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0
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