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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