Connection. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    Fairly new to LINQ. I have the following code in a silverlight web service:

     Dim datacontext As New cntxtCompanies
        Return ((From CompanyLocations _
          In datacontext.CompanyLocations _
          Where CompanyLocations.CompanyID = iCompanyID).ToList())

    Works fine...but last night I ran across a different sample that was putting the returned list into a list and first closing the context connection with something like the following:


    Is this best practice to close or is returning the list without closing standard.

    Thanks in advanced,


    Tuesday, August 10, 2010 5:44 PM


All replies

  • It is unnecessary (and potentially risky) to call Connection.Close().  Let the framework handle this for you when the datacontext drops out of scope, or for more explicit control (which I favor) create the datacontext in a using block so you know exactly where and when it lives.


    Tuesday, August 10, 2010 6:06 PM
  • Hi Larry,


    I am writing to check the status of the issue on your side.  Would you mind letting us know the result of the suggestions? 


    If you need further assistance, please feel free to let me know.   I will be more than happy to be of assistance.


    Have a nice day!



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    Monday, August 16, 2010 1:47 AM
  • I know this is an old question, so I hope this follow-up is OK.

    My understanding is that the framework will only close connections that it opened. 

    So, for a case where we need to explicitly open the connection, then what is the best practice for closing it?  For example:

    using(MyDataContext dc = new MyDataContext() {
         var results = [using linq to get data here ]
         dataGrid.DataSource = results;

    Monday, December 5, 2011 3:50 PM