DataContext..::.Transaction Property

Sets a local transaction for the .NET Framework to use to access the database.

Namespace:  System.Data.Linq
Assembly:  System.Data.Linq (in System.Data.Linq.dll)


Public Property Transaction As DbTransaction

Dim instance As DataContext 
Dim value As DbTransaction 

value = instance.Transaction

instance.Transaction = value
public DbTransaction Transaction { get; set; }
property DbTransaction^ Transaction {
    DbTransaction^ get ();
    void set (DbTransaction^ value);
public function get Transaction () : DbTransaction 
public function set Transaction (value : DbTransaction)

Property Value

Type: System.Data.Common..::.DbTransaction


The primary scenario for this property is interoperability with relational ADO.NET code. For example, use this property when you write your own Create/Update/Delete methods to set the Transaction property on the ADO Command object.

Note the following:

  • If this property has not been explicitly set, the getter returns null.

  • If the code is executing in a Transaction context, setting this property throws an exception.

  • If this property is set and a new Transaction is opened, an exception is thrown when a query or update is executed.


Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

Version Information

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5

See Also


DataContext Class

DataContext Members

System.Data.Linq Namespace