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vb.Net Design Time ConnectionString for Devlopment...

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Upon starting the application we've developed we prompt the user for the database username/login, with this, we build a connection string and store it in a variable for later use.

That works fine at runtime, since the connection string variable is populated, and any code can use it.

The problem arises if we attempt to use the designers when building windows.  How can I use a design time connection object and give it a connectionstring, when I don't know what the username and password are at design time...

Basically, is there a way to assign the connection object a temporary connectionstring property during design mode that doesn't apply at runtime?

If not, all the designers are useless because storing a connectionstring with a username and password in code is very insecure...
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