Getting database names from a server using LINQ

How can I get the database names from my server using LINQ, since server does not save any table so I can create common share entity  table<> to map.
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
I know how to retrieve the list of databases in MySQL query:

however, not sure if that can be "translated" into LINQ...
MasterabhiAuthor Commented:
I am sorry this didn't work, but I figured it out though.
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
could you please share the solution?
and then close the question accordingly!
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MasterabhiAuthor Commented:
I am afraid to say that I am not using LINQ in that just because of time constraint of my application to be done. so I used old way to  get access from master database.
SELECT * FROM master.sys.databases.
Using LINQ i was wondering how am I going to manage the entity table which should be same as in database table. but  database names are not stored in master as tables. I believe they are saved as directories.
So if you find out the way to do that please let me know.
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
>SELECT * FROM master.sys.databases.
this is MS SQL Server, right?

while MySQL indeed creates a folder per database, the list is still available in the information_schema views ...

in MySQL, the "database" is actually referred to as schema:

while the same view exists in MS SQL Server, there it referes to the SCHEMA of the selected database.
the list of databases is indeed available in master.sys.databases (sql 2005+) or master.dbo.sysdatabases (sql 2000-)
MasterabhiAuthor Commented:
Question PAQ'd, 500 points refunded, and stored in the solution database.

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