Using ADO (Was: RE: [Mono-devel-list] Stupid novice question)

Aleksey Sudakov zander at
Fri Mar 7 10:04:41 EST 2003

> What database provider are you trying to use?   Most of the generic
> ADO.Net interfaces and base classes come from System.Data and
> System.Data.Common.

Well, I load (or at least try) providers dynamicly based on configuration
file. The code looks like this:

Assembly assembly = Assembly.Load("System.Data");
result = (IDbConnection)assembly.CreateInstance(model.ConnectionType);

And it fails to compile with "Cannot find type IDbConnection" error. All I
did though is 'mcs Adaptor.cs'. Is there some special steps that need to be
taken to compile code that uses ADO or should it comiple out of the box?


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