Conncetion Pooling on Clinet End

Is there a way to achieve connection pooling at a VB client end ( something like MTS dows in middle layer). Our application consists of number of independent exes each creating objects for communicating with COM components. I want to reuse these connection objetcs among those EXEs on client end only. Is there a way to acheive this.
rompchompAsked:
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dancebertCommented:
Well, you've probably figured out that you can't pass an ADO connection object across a process boundry (between EXEs).  
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dancebertCommented:
Do all of the EXEs share a common connection string?  If they don't AND assuming that there was some way to share the connection object, reusing the connection object would gain you very little.  Creating a connection to the database can be broken down into two parts.  The first part is the creation of the connection object and setting it's properties.  The second part is connecting the the database.  Sharing an connection object while using different connection strings would allow you to avoid having to do the first part each time, but you'd still have to do the second part.  The time taken by the first part is trivial compared to the time taken by the second part.

What is the big picture?  Does your architecture involve the client holding a connection open and you wish to reduce the number of connections?  Are you trying to improve the client's performance?

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rompchompAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your comments. We are using common "connection string" but creating different connection objects from our EXEs and we have found that SQL Sever 2000 does the connection pooling itself even for those connection objects which were set to Nothing from the EXEs. That way we think our problem is solved.
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