SqlConnection.ServerVersion Property

Definition

Gets a string that contains the version of the instance of SQL Server to which the client is connected.

public:
 property System::String ^ ServerVersion { System::String ^ get(); };
[System.ComponentModel.Browsable(false)]
[System.Data.DataSysDescription("SqlConnection_ServerVersion")]
public string ServerVersion { get; }
member this.ServerVersion : string
Public ReadOnly Property ServerVersion As String

Property Value

The version of the instance of SQL Server.

Attributes

Exceptions

The connection is closed.

ServerVersion was called while the returned Task was not completed and the connection was not opened after a call to OpenAsync(CancellationToken).

Examples

The following example creates a SqlConnection and displays the ServerVersion property.

private static void CreateSqlConnection(string connectionString)
{
    using (SqlConnection connection = new SqlConnection(connectionString))
    {
        connection.Open();
        Console.WriteLine("ServerVersion: {0}", connection.ServerVersion);
        Console.WriteLine("State: {0}", connection.State );
    }
}
 Private Sub CreateSqlConnection(ByVal connectionString As String)
     Using connection As New SqlConnection(connectionString)
         connection.Open()
         Console.WriteLine("ServerVersion: {0}", connection.ServerVersion)
         Console.WriteLine("State: {0}", connection.State)
     End Using
End Sub

Remarks

The version is of the form ##.##.####, where the first two digits are the major version, the next two digits are the minor version, and the last four digits are the release version. The string is of the form major.minor.build, where major and minor are exactly two digits and build is exactly four digits.

ServerVersion was called while the returned Task was not completed and the connection was not opened after a call to OpenAsync.

Applies to

See also