Provides the information that you must have to connect to a data source. All classes that inherit from the ConnectionManager contain the same properties and methods. The ConnectionManager class isolates the implementation details of the different connection types from the runtime. This enables the runtime to interact with each connection manager in a consistent and predictable manner. Connection managers contain a set of stock properties that all connections have in common, such as the Name, ID, Description, and ConnectionString. However, each connection type has additional properties that are specific to that connection type. These can be accessed through the Properties collection.This class cannot be inherited.
Namespace: Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime Assembly: Microsoft.SqlServer.ManagedDTS (in microsoft.sqlserver.manageddts.dll)
A connection manager is a logical representation of a connection. At design time, in the graphical user interface, you use a connection manager to describe the physical connection that the runtime creates when the package runs. Integration Services provides different types of connection managers that enable packages to connect to a variety of data sources. For example, there is an ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) connection manager, an ADO.NET connection manager, an ODBC connection manager, and so on. For more information, see Connection Managers.