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.NET Framework Class Library

DataContext Constructor (String, MappingSource)

Initializes a new instance of the DataContext class by referencing a file source and a mapping source.

Namespace:  System.Data.Linq
Assembly:  System.Data.Linq (in System.Data.Linq.dll)
Public Sub New ( _
	fileOrServerOrConnection As String, _
	mapping As MappingSource _
)

Parameters

fileOrServerOrConnection
Type: System.String

This argument can be any one of the following:

The name of a file where a SQL Server Express database resides.

The name of a server where a database is present. In this case the provider uses the default database for a user.

A complete connection string. LINQ to SQL just passes the string to the provider without modification.

mapping
Type: System.Data.Linq.Mapping.MappingSource

A source for mapping.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4