Overview of the SqlClient driver
The Microsoft SqlClient Data Provider for SQL Server is a .NET Framework and .NET Core data provider. It's used for connecting to a database, executing commands, and retrieving results.
The articles in this section provide a general overview of the SqlClient driver.
In this section
|Introduction to Microsoft.Data.SqlClient namespace||Introduction page for the Microsoft.Data.SqlClient namespace.|
|Download Microsoft SqlClient Data Provider for SQL Server||Download page for ADO.NET and Microsoft SqlClient Data Provider for SQL Server.|
|Enabling event tracing in SqlClient||Describes how to use event tracing to debug and test the driver.|
|AppContext switches in SqlClient||Describes the AppContext switches supported by the driver.|
|SqlClient troubleshooting guide||Provides resolutions to commonly observed problems.|
|SqlClient driver support lifecycle||Page that contains product support lifecycle information.|
|Finding additional SqlClient driver information||Page that contains useful information about the driver.|