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DataProviderNameConverter Class

Creates a user-selectable list of ActiveX® Data Objects (ADO) for the .NET Framework (ADO.NET) provider names.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.Design.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Design (in System.Design.dll)

public class DataProviderNameConverter : StringConverter

The DataProviderNameConverter class is a TypeConverter object that is typically referenced by the TypeConverterAttribute attribute.

The names that are returned by the GetStandardValues method are of ADO.NET providers, from the GetFactoryClasses method, that create data objects.

The GetStandardValuesExclusive method gets a value indicating whether the returned provider names are an exclusive list of possible values. The GetStandardValuesSupported method gets a value indicating whether the returned provider names are a standard set of values that can be picked from a list.


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

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