User Login form

I have a problem wher eI'm trying to create a user login form that connects to a SQL server DB backend and validates the user name and password... the username field on the form is a text box rather than a combo box to ensure added security hopefully...

Does anyone have an idea of how to go about this?
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tzxie2000Connect With a Mentor Commented:
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tzxie2000Commented:
how about

put user name and password in the form

write code in OK Click event

if (isOKConnection(username,password))
....
else
MessageBox.Show("error username or password");

private bool isOKConnection(string username,string password)
{
     
try
{
    string myConnectString = "Persist Security Info=False;Integrated  Security=SSPI;database=northwind;server=mySQLServer;Connect Timeout=30;username="+username+";password="+password;
    SqlConnection myConnection = new SqlConnection(myConnectString);
    myConnection.Open();
    myConnection.Close();
    return true;
 }
catch
{
}
return false;
}
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reclusiveAuthor Commented:
The code seems rather vague... do you think you could elaborate a bit more please?
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reclusiveAuthor Commented:
ERK! Maybe I was being ague in my explination lol...

I want to create a login form for my application to allow users to access it, not to access the database. The user inputs their username and password on the login form, and click the ok button. The form then opens a connection to the database and checks to see if the username and password match. If they do then allow access.. if not then deny access and +1 to a counter

Is that more explanitory? *grin*
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tzxie2000Commented:
put a odbcconnection and odbccommand on your form

design odbcconnection's connectionstring to your database
set odbccommand.connection to odbcconnection

write code in OK click even

odbcconnection.open
odbccommand.commandtext="select count(*) from userdb where username='"+username.text+"' and password='"+password.text+"'";//username and password is the textbox you provide to enter relate information
Int32 count = (int32) ExecuteScalar();
switch(count)
{
   case 0:
     MessageBox.Show("error username or password!") ;
     break;
   case 1:
     //check username and password is ok,doing what you want
     break;
  default:
     MessageBox.Show("error for multi username and password");
     break;
}
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reclusiveAuthor Commented:
if I change the ODBC to a SQL the principle will work the same right? Sorry for being really dumb about this, but I'm still learning C# *bluish*
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reclusiveAuthor Commented:
Shot! You helped with 2 of me problems so far *grin* Out of curiosity how do you change the amount of points for an open question?
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tzxie2000Commented:
sorry I do not know about how to change the points.
Maybe you can get help from administrator
but could I ask a little question about why you give me Grad B and what answer could let you give Grad A?
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