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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)

'Declaration
<BrowsableAttribute(False)> _
Public Overrides Property ProviderName As String

Property Value

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

ExceptionCondition
InvalidOperationException

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="VB" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<script runat="server">
Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)

  Label1.Text = AccessDataSource1.ProviderName

End Sub 'Page_Load
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <asp:AccessDataSource
        id="AccessDataSource1"
        runat="server"
        DataFile="Northwind.mdb">
      </asp:AccessDataSource>

      <asp:Label
        id="Label1"
        runat="server">
      </asp:Label>

    </form>
  </body>
</html>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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