ProviderName Property

AccessDataSource.ProviderName Property

Gets the name of the .NET data provider that the AccessDataSource control uses to connect to a Microsoft Access database.

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

public override string ProviderName { get; set; }
<asp:AccessDataSource ProviderName="String" />

Property Value

Type: System.String
The string "System.Data.OleDb".


An attempt was made to set the ProviderName property.

While the AccessDataSource control exposes the ProviderName property because it is inherited from its base class, attempting to set the ProviderName property results in a NotSupportedException exception.

The following code example demonstrates how to display the ProviderName property of the AccessDataSource control in a Web Forms page.

<%@ Page Language="C#" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">

<script runat="server">
private void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) {
  Label1.Text = AccessDataSource1.ProviderName;

<html xmlns="" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">




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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