Database.Rules Property

Represents a collection of Rule objects. Each Rule object represents a rule defined on the database.

Namespace: Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
Assembly: Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in microsoft.sqlserver.smo.dll)

public RuleCollection Rules { get; }
/** @property */
public RuleCollection get_Rules ()

public function get Rules () : RuleCollection

Property Value

A RuleCollection object that represents all the rules defined on the database.

Updated text: 17 July 2006

Specific rules can be referenced by using this collection by specifying the name of the rule. To add a new rule to the collection, call the rule constructor, Rule.

This namespace, class, or member is supported only in version 2.0 of the Microsoft .NET Framework.

'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server

'Reference the AdventureWorks database.
Dim db As Database
db = srv.Databases("AdventureWorks")

'Display all the rules in the database.
Dim ru As Rule
For Each ru In db.Rules

Any public static (Shared in Microsoft Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Development Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

Target Platforms



17 July 2006

Changed content:
  • Added text to the Remarks section.

  • Added code to the Example section.