Catalog ActiveConnection Property Example (VB)

Setting the ActiveConnection property to a valid, open connection "opens" the catalog. From an open catalog, you can access the schema objects contained within that catalog.

' BeginOpenConnectionVB  
Sub Main()  
    On Error GoTo OpenConnectionError  

    Dim cnn As New ADODB.Connection  
    Dim cat As New ADOX.Catalog  

    cnn.Open "Provider='Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0';" & _  
        "Data Source= 'Northwind.mdb';"  
    Set cat.ActiveConnection = cnn  
    Debug.Print cat.Tables(0).Type  

    'Clean up  
    cnn.Close  
    Set cat = Nothing  
    Set cnn = Nothing  
    Exit Sub  

OpenConnectionError:  

    Set cat = Nothing  

    If Not cnn Is Nothing Then  
        If cnn.State = adStateOpen Then cnn.Close  
    End If  
    Set cnn = Nothing  

    If Err <> 0 Then  
        MsgBox Err.Source & "-->" & Err.Description, , "Error"  
    End If  
End Sub  
' EndOpenConnectionVB  

Setting the ActiveConnection property to a valid connection string also "opens" the catalog.

Attribute VB_Name = "Catalog"  

See Also

ActiveConnection Property (ADOX)
Catalog Object (ADOX)
Table Object (ADOX)
Tables Collection (ADOX)
Type Property (Table) (ADOX)