SqlCeConnection.DataSource Property

Gets the file name of the data source. In SQL Server Mobile, databases are always stored in separate files.

Namespace: System.Data.SqlServerCe
Assembly: System.Data.SqlServerCe (in system.data.sqlserverce.dll)


Public Overrides ReadOnly Property DataSource As String
Dim instance As SqlCeConnection
Dim value As String

value = instance.DataSource
public override string DataSource { get; 
virtual property String^ DataSource {
    String^ get () override;
/** @property */
public String get_DataSource ()
public override function get DataSource () : String

Property Value

The location and file name of the data source. The default value is an empty string.


In SQL Server Mobile, DataSource is returned as the full path of the database file; for example, "\my app\myDB.sdf".

.NET Framework Security

  • Full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted code. For more information, see .


Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2

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

Version Information

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

See Also


SqlCeConnection Class
SqlCeConnection Members
System.Data.SqlServerCe Namespace