OleDbConnection.ConnectionTimeout Property

Definition

Gets the time to wait (in seconds) while trying to establish a connection before terminating the attempt and generating an error.

public:
 property int ConnectionTimeout { int get(); };
[System.Data.DataSysDescription("OleDbConnection_ConnectionTimeout")]
public int ConnectionTimeout { get; }
member this.ConnectionTimeout : int
Public ReadOnly Property ConnectionTimeout As Integer

Property Value

The time in seconds to wait for a connection to open. The default value is 15 seconds.

Implements

Attributes

Exceptions

The value set is less than 0.

Examples

The following example creates an OleDbConnection and sets some of its properties in the connection string.

// The connectionString argument contains the Connect Timeout 
// keywords, as follows: "... ;Connect Timeout=30;"
public void InsertRow(string connectionString, string insertSQL)
{
    using (OleDbConnection connection = new OleDbConnection(connectionString))
    {
        // The insertSQL string contains a SQL statement that
        // inserts a new row in the source table.
        OleDbCommand command = new OleDbCommand(insertSQL);

        // Set the Connection to the new OleDbConnection.
        command.Connection = connection;

        // Open the connection and execute the insert command.
        try
        {
            connection.Open();
            command.ExecuteNonQuery();
        }
        catch (Exception ex)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(ex.Message);
        }
        // The connection is automatically closed when the
        // code exits the using block.
    }
}
' The connectionString argument contains the Connect Timeout 
' keywords, as follows: "... ;Connect Timeout=30;"
Public Sub InsertRow(ByVal connectionString As String, _
    ByVal insertSQL As String)

    Using connection As New OleDbConnection(connectionString)
        ' The insertSQL string contains a SQL statement that
        ' inserts a new row in the source table.
        Dim command As New OleDbCommand(insertSQL)

        ' Set the Connection to the new OleDbConnection.
        command.Connection = connection

        ' Open the connection and execute the insert command.
        Try
            connection.Open()
            command.ExecuteNonQuery()
        Catch ex As Exception
            Console.WriteLine(ex.Message)
        End Try
        ' The connection is automatically closed when the
        ' code exits the Using block.
    End Using
End Sub

Remarks

A value of 0 indicates no limit, and should be avoided in a ConnectionString because an attempt to connect will wait indefinitely.

Applies to

See also