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.NET Framework Class Library

DataContext.DatabaseExists Method

Determines whether the associated database can be opened.

Namespace:  System.Data.Linq
Assembly:  System.Data.Linq (in System.Data.Linq.dll)
Public Function DatabaseExists As Boolean

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the specified database can be opened; otherwise, false.

This method uses the connection in the Connection property to attempt to open the associated database.

The following example uses this method to determine whether a database already exists.

If Not db.DatabaseExists Then
    db.CreateDatabase()
End If 
' ...
db.DeleteDatabase()

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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