SqlCeConnection.Database Property

Gets the name of the current database or the database to be used when a connection is open.

Namespace: System.Data.SqlServerCe
Assembly: System.Data.SqlServerCe (in system.data.sqlserverce.dll)

public override string Database { get; }
/** @property */
public String get_Database ()

public override function get Database () : String

Property Value

The name of the current database or the name of the database to be used when a connection is open. The default value is an empty string. For SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1, the value for this property should be the full path of the database file; for example, "\myApp\myDB.sdf".

The Database property updates dynamically. If you change the current database using the ChangeDatabase method, an informational message is sent and the property is updated automatically.


Any public static (Shared in Microsoft Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Development Platforms

Windows Vista, Windows Mobile 5.0, Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows Server 2003, Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC, Windows CE 5.0
Version Information
.NET Framework and NET Compact Framework
Supported in 3.5
.NET Framework
Supported in 3.0
.NET Compact Framework and .Net Framework
Supported in 2.0

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