|Oracle Data Provider for .NET Developer's Guide
Part Number A96160-01
This chapter describes the Oracle Data Provider classes.
This chapter contains these topics:
Oracle Data Provider for .NET classes expose inherited, provider-specific, interface implementations of methods and properties.
ODP.NET provider-specific and interface implementations of methods and properties are described in detail. Inherited methods and properties are not described in detail unless they are overridden. See the Microsoft .NET Framework Class Library for detailed descriptions of inherited methods and properties.
Oracle Data Provider objects are provided in the
Oracle.DataAccess.Client namespace of the
Information on class inheritance is provided for each class. The following is an example of the inheritance summary for the
OracleConnection class. It shows that the
OracleConnection class inherits from the
Component class, the
Component class inherits from the
MarshalByRefObject class, and the
MarshalByRefObject class inherits from the
Information on interface inheritance is provided in the class declaration. The following example of the
OracleConnection declaration shows that it inherits from the
Note that the declaration also indicates the class it derives from, which in this case is the
The class descriptions in this guide use the C# syntax and datatypes. Check the related Visual Studio .NET Framework documentation for information on other .NET language syntax.
This chapter describes the classes and public methods Oracle Data Provider for .NET exposes for ADO.NET programmers. They are: