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SqlConnectionStringBuilder.NetworkLibrary Property


Gets or sets a string that contains the name of the network library used to establish a connection to the SQL Server.

 property System::String ^ NetworkLibrary { System::String ^ get(); void set(System::String ^ value); };
public string NetworkLibrary { get; set; }
member this.NetworkLibrary : string with get, set
Public Property NetworkLibrary As String

Property Value

The value of the NetworkLibrary property, or String.Empty if none has been supplied.



To set the value to null, use Value.


This property corresponds to the "Network Library", "network", and "net" keys within the connection string.

Supported values for this property include dbnmpntw (Named Pipes), dbmsrpcn (Multiprotocol), dbmsadsn (AppleTalk), dbmsgnet (VIA), dbmslpcn (Shared Memory) and dbmsspxn (IPX/SPX), and dbmssocn (TCP/IP). The corresponding network DLL must be installed on the system to which you connect. If you do not specify a network and you use a local server (for example, "." or "(local)"), Shared Memory is used.

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