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