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Access Httpcontext 's Application Object in a class or control

FFagbohunka asked
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Last Modified: 2010-04-16
Hi Guys,

I am writing a class that will be used to render Html  on the web . I  need to use the HTTPContext  within the class but I get a compiler error when I try it gets to the Context.Application("ConnectionString"). Basically I am not able to retrieve my application object variables from this class. Here is the code, Please help anyone

 I have the following in the web reference
System.Drawing Design

using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.SessionState;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Web.UI.HtmlControls;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Drawing.Design;


namespace PBControls
      /// <summary>
      /// Summary description for Class1.
      /// </summary>
      /// import System.*;
      using PBSQLData;
      using PBSettings;

      public   class myclass: IHttpHandler
            public myclass() {}

            public void ProcessRequest(HttpContext context)
                  context.Response.Write("<H1>This is an HttpHandler Test.</H1>");      
                  context.Response.Write("<p>Your Browser:</p>");
                  context.Response.Write("Type: " + context.Request.Browser.Type + "<br>");
                                                //Get An Error Here
                  context.Response.Write( context.Application("ConnectionString"));

            // Override the IsReusable property.
            public bool IsReusable
                  get { return true; }
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context.Response.Write( context.Application["ConnectionString"]);
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