SqlDataSource Constructor (String, String, String)

Note: This constructor is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Initializes a new instance of the SqlDataSource class with the specified connection string and Select command.

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

public SqlDataSource (
	string providerName,
	string connectionString,
	string selectCommand
public SqlDataSource (
	String providerName, 
	String connectionString, 
	String selectCommand
public function SqlDataSource (
	providerName : String, 
	connectionString : String, 
	selectCommand : String



The name of the data provider that the SqlDataSource uses. If no provider is set, the SqlDataSource uses the ADO.NET provider for Microsoft SQL Server, by default.


The connection string used to connect to the underlying database.


The SQL query used to retrieve data from the underlying database. If the SQL query is a parameterized SQL string, you might need to add Parameter objects to the SelectParameters collection.

Because different database products use different varieties of SQL, the syntax of selectCommand depends on the current ADO.NET provider being used, which is identified by the providerName parameter. If the SQL string is a parameterized query or command, the placeholder of the parameter also depends on the ADO.NET provider being used. For example, if the provider is System.Data.SqlClient, which is the default provider for the SqlDataSource class, the placeholder of the parameter is '@parameterName'. However, if the provider is set to the System.Data.Odbc or the System.Data.OleDb, the placeholder of the parameter is '?'. For more information on parameterized SQL queries and commands, see Using Parameters with the SqlDataSource Control.

The SelectCommand property can be an SQL string or the name of a stored procedure, if the data source supports stored procedures.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0