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SqlDataSource.GetDbProviderFactory Method

Returns the DbProviderFactory object that is associated with the ADO.NET provider that is identified by the ProviderName property.

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

protected virtual DbProviderFactory GetDbProviderFactory()

Return Value

Type: System.Data.Common.DbProviderFactory
A DbProviderFactory that represents the identified ADO.NET provider; otherwise, and instance of the System.Data.SqlClient, if no provider is set.

The DbProviderFactory property is used by the SqlDataSource control to create the correct ADO.NET connection, command, and parameter objects when interacting with a database.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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