Database.Drop Method

Drops the database.

Namespace: Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
Assembly: Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in microsoft.sqlserver.smo.dll)

Syntax

'Declaration
Public Sub Drop
public void Drop ()
public:
virtual void Drop () sealed
public final void Drop ()
public final function Drop ()

Remarks

The Drop method removes the database from the instance of SQL Server.

This namespace, class, or member is supported only in version 2.0 of the Microsoft .NET Framework.

Example

'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server
'Define a Database object variable by supplying the server and the database name arguments in the constructor.
Dim db As Database
db = New Database(srv, "Test_SMO_Database")
'Create the database on the instance of SQL Server.
db.Create()
'Reference the database and display the date when it was created.
db = srv.Databases("Test_SMO_Database")
Console.WriteLine(db.CreateDate)
'Remove the database.
db.Drop()

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Microsoft Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Platforms

Development Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

Target Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

See Also

Reference

Database Class
Database Members
Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo Namespace

Other Resources

How to: Create, Alter, and Remove a Database in Visual Basic .NET
Creating, Altering, and Removing Databases
DROP DATABASE (Transact-SQL)

Change History

Release

History

17 July 2006

Changed content:
  • Added text to the Remarks section.

  • Added code to the Example section.