NetworkLibrary Property

SqlConnectionStringBuilder.NetworkLibrary Property

Gets or sets a string that contains the name of the network library used to establish a connection to the SQL Server.

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

public string NetworkLibrary { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The value of the NetworkLibrary property, or String.Empty if none has been supplied.

This property corresponds to the "Network Library", "network", and "net" keys within the connection string.

If the value passed in is null when you try to set the property, the NetworkLibrary property is reset. If the value has not been set and the developer tries to retrieve the property, the return value is String.Empty.

Supported values for this property include dbnmpntw (Named Pipes), dbmsrpcn (Multiprotocol), dbmsadsn (AppleTalk), dbmsgnet (VIA), dbmslpcn (Shared Memory) and dbmsspxn (IPX/SPX), and dbmssocn (TCP/IP). The corresponding network DLL must be installed on the system to which you connect. If you do not specify a network and you use a local server (for example, "." or "(local)"), Shared Memory is used.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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