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SqlConnectionStringBuilder.Keys Property

Gets an ICollection that contains the keys in the SqlConnectionStringBuilder.

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

public override ICollection Keys { get; }
/** @property */
public ICollection get_Keys ()

public override function get Keys () : ICollection

Not applicable.

Property Value

An ICollection that contains the keys in the SqlConnectionStringBuilder.

The order of the values in the ICollection is unspecified, but it is the same order as the associated values in the ICollection returned by the Values property.

The following console application example creates a new SqlConnectionStringBuilder. The code loops through the ICollection returned by the Keys property displaying the key/value pairs.

using System.Data.SqlClient;

class Program
    static void Main()
        SqlConnectionStringBuilder builder =
            new SqlConnectionStringBuilder();
        builder.DataSource = "(local)";
        builder.IntegratedSecurity = true;
        builder.InitialCatalog = "AdventureWorks";

        // Loop through the collection of keys, displaying 
        // the key and value for each item:
        foreach (string key in builder.Keys)
            Console.WriteLine("{0}={1}", key, builder[key]);

        Console.WriteLine("Press Enter to continue.");

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, 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