SqlConnectionLocalDB named instance

To create a named instance, use the SqlLocalDB.exe program. Example SqlLocalDB.exe create MyInstance and SqlLocalDB.exe start MyInstance

Server=(localdb)\MyInstance;Integrated Security=true;


This connection string (LocalDB named instance using SqlConnection) can be used for connections to SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014 and SQL Server 2016.

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