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where to store the connection info in the configuration file of a project and how to read it ?
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Read connection string from web.config
http://snippets.dzone.com/posts/show/1343

Custom Configuration SQL Connection String Section
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/database/CustomConfigSqlConn.aspx
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In your app.config
<configuration>
<appSettings>
      <add key="connectionString" value="server=servername;database=dbname;integrated security=sspi" />
 
</appSettings>
</configuration>


To reference that in your code:

Dim oConn As New SqlConnection(ConfigurationSettings.AppSettings("connectionString"))
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