Need to set up a Database connection class to be used throughout a project

I am trying to create a Database Class to be used throughout a project.  I have written the following code.  I am more familiar with ASP coding then I am with and I am having trouble calling the class properly to be used within the from code.   The error that I am getting is (Type 'SqlConn.Conn' is not defined.').


---  Class Code

Public Class SqlConn
    Public Function Conn()
        Dim cnn = New ADODB.Connection
        cnn.ConnectionString = "Provider=SQLOLEDB.1;Password=xxx;Persist Security Info=True;User Id=xxx;Initial Catalog=xxx;Data Source=xxx"
        cnn.CursorLocation = ADODB.CursorLocationEnum.adUseClient
    End Function
End Class

----- Form Code

 Public Sub frmListServEmailer_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
        Dim rst As ADODB.Recordset
        Dim strQuery As String
       Dim cnn As SqlConn.conn


        rst = New ADODB.Recordset
        rst.CursorLocation = ADODB.CursorLocationEnum.adUseClient
        rst.LockType = ADODB.LockTypeEnum.adLockReadOnly
        strQuery = "Select idEmailType, fldEmailDescription as [Email Type] from tblEmailType order by idEmailType"
        rst = cnn.execute(strQuery)

        If rst.EOF Then
            rst = Nothing
                Me.lstEmailType.Items.Add(rst("Email Type").Value)
            Loop Until rst.EOF

            rst = Nothing
        End If
    End Sub

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Public Class clsDBConn
    'Returns the connection string being used to access SQL database
    Public Function getStrConn() As String
        Dim strConn As String

               'PRODUCTION EDMAPPS2K1
        'strConn = "User ID=orm;Password=YOURPASSWORD;Initial Catalog=OUTSIDERENTALS;Data Source=EDMAPPS2K1"

        Return strConn
    End Function
End Class

 'Variables and objects
        Dim cDB As clsDBConn = New clsDBConn 'Connection Class <----------LOOK HERE
        Dim strConn As String = cDB.getStrConn 'Get connection string for database <----------LOOK HERE
        Dim oConn As New SqlConnection 'SQL connection object
        Dim intReturnID As Integer 'Return ID from Stored Procedures
        Dim oComm As SqlCommand 'SQL Command object
        Dim bFail As Boolean = False 'Test for failure

        'Validate form has data
        If Me.txtUsername.Text = "" Then
            MsgBox("Please enter a User Name.")
            bFail = True
            If Me.txtPassword.Text = "" Then
                MsgBox("Please enter a Password.")
                bFail = True
            End If
        End If

        If bFail = False Then 'All is well
            'Connect to SQL server and validate login
                'Pass connection string to SqlConnection
                oConn.ConnectionString = strConn <----------LOOK HERE

                'SQL Database statements
                oComm = New SqlCommand
                oComm.CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure
                oComm.CommandText = "spValidateLogin"
                oComm.Connection = oConn

                'Send in parameters
                oComm.Parameters.Add(New SqlParameter("@varUserName", SqlDbType.VarChar)).Value = Me.txtUsername.Text
                oComm.Parameters.Add(New SqlParameter("@varPassword", SqlDbType.VarChar)).Value = Me.txtPassword.Text

                'Return value from stored procedure
                Dim sParam As SqlParameter
                sParam = New SqlParameter
                sParam.ParameterName = "@ReturnID"
                sParam.SqlDbType = SqlDbType.Int
                sParam.Direction = ParameterDirection.Output

                'Open connection and execute oComm
                oConn.Open() 'Open connection
                oComm.ExecuteNonQuery() 'Execute stored procedure
                intReturnID = oComm.Parameters("@ReturnID").Value 'Get Return value
                oConn.Close() 'Close connection

                'Analyze Return value for errors
                If intReturnID < 0 Then 'All errors are less than 0
                    MsgBox("Invalid Login, please try again.")
                    Dim frmMain As frmMain = New frmMain
                    'Set the global variable for user logged in
                    _intUserID = intReturnID

                    'Open Main form and hide Login screen
                End If

            Catch ex As Exception
                MsgBox("Error connecting to SQL Server")
                oConn.Close() 'Close connection
            End Try
        End If

        Me.Cursor = System.Windows.Forms.Cursors.Default
    End Sub

End Class

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