.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Framework 4.5.2+
.NET Standard 2.0+

AccessConnectionProviderMultiUserThreadSafe.GetConnectionString(String) Method

Returns a connection string to the specified MS Access data base.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpo.DB

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpo.v21.2.dll


public static string GetConnectionString(
    string database


Name Type Description
database String

A string that specifies the path and name of the data base to connect to.


Type Description

A connection string.


The value returned by this method can be used to initialize a Session’s connection string (for instance, via the Session.ConnectionString or XpoDefault.ConnectionString property).

The database parameter specifies the name of the database. If the full path is omitted, it is assumed that the database resides in the same folder as the application’s executable file.

This method sets the connection string’s “User ID” field to “Admin”, and the password to an empty string.


The string returned by the GetConnectionString method contains an extra parameter that identifies the database type to which a connection should be established, so it’s not fully compatible with the standard connection string format. When a Session receives this connection string it removes this extra parameter and then passes the valid connection string to the database.

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