DbConnectionStringBuilder.Keys Property

Definition

Gets an ICollection that contains the keys in the DbConnectionStringBuilder.

public:
 virtual property System::Collections::ICollection ^ Keys { System::Collections::ICollection ^ get(); };
[System.ComponentModel.Browsable(false)]
public virtual System.Collections.ICollection Keys { get; }
member this.Keys : System.Collections.ICollection
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property Keys As ICollection

Property Value

An ICollection that contains the keys in the DbConnectionStringBuilder.

Implements

Attributes

Examples

The following console application example creates a new DbConnectionStringBuilder, and adds some keys. The code loops through the ICollection returned by the Keys property displaying the key/value pairs, and then adds a new key. Because the Keys property returns a dynamic ICollection, the second loop displays all the key/value pairs, including the newest item.

static void Main()
{
    DbConnectionStringBuilder builder = new
        DbConnectionStringBuilder();
    builder["Data Source"] = "(local)";
    builder["Integrated Security"] = true;
    builder["Initial Catalog"] = "AdventureWorks";

    // Obtain reference to the collection of keys.
    ICollection keys = builder.Keys;

    Console.WriteLine("Keys before adding TimeOut:");
    foreach (string key in keys)
        Console.WriteLine("{0}={1}", key, builder[key]);

    // Add a new item to the collection.
    builder["Timeout"] = 300;

    Console.WriteLine();
    Console.WriteLine("Keys after adding TimeOut:");

    // Because the Keys property is dynamically updated, 
    // the following loop includes the Timeout key.
    foreach (string key in keys)
        Console.WriteLine("{0}={1}", key, builder[key]);
    Console.WriteLine();
    Console.WriteLine("Press Enter to continue.");
    Console.ReadLine();
}
Sub Main()
    Dim builder As New DbConnectionStringBuilder
    builder("Data Source") = "(local)"
    builder("integrated security") = True
    builder("Initial Catalog") = "AdventureWorks;NewValue=Bad"

    ' Obtain reference to the collection of keys.
    Dim keys As ICollection = builder.Keys

    Console.WriteLine("Keys before adding TimeOut:")
    For Each key As String In keys
        Console.WriteLine("{0}={1}", key, builder(key))
    Next

    ' Add a new item to the collection.
    builder("Timeout") = 300

    Console.WriteLine()
    Console.WriteLine("Keys after adding TimeOut:")

    ' Because the Keys property is dynamically updated, 
    ' the following loop includes the Timeout key.
    For Each key As String In keys
        Console.WriteLine("{0}={1}", key, builder(key))
    Next

    Console.WriteLine()
    Console.WriteLine("Press Enter to continue.")
    Console.ReadLine()
End Sub

Remarks

The order of the values in the ICollection is unspecified, but it is the same order as the associated values in the ICollection returned by the Values property.

The returned ICollection is not a static copy; instead, the ICollection refers back to the keys in the original DbConnectionStringBuilder. Therefore, changes to the DbConnectionStringBuilder are reflected in the ICollection.

Applies to

See also