How to Change From Unencrypted Connection String Password to Encrypted?

I currently have a site where the Web.Config file has a SQLServer connection string containing an unencrypted password. I would like to change it to be encrypted. What steps do I complete to make the conversion without messing up the connection?
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Munawar HussainPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
you may put an encrypted connectionstring in webconfig file

to use in your code create a centeralized place a method whilch will read encrypted one and after decrypting will save in the state or you may decrypt everytime before creating a connection to sql server

rkulpAuthor Commented:
I was hoping for some automatic method built into ASP.Net. Does such a thing exist?

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rkulpAuthor Commented:

Thanks. I'll try it and get back.
rkulpAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the links.
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