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net windows app.config change setting for sqlconnection in build

Posted on 2009-07-06
Last Modified: 2013-12-17

Have windows application in c# (.net) and using sql express - when developing have sqlconnection string in settings to local but when create exe for user/distribution I want to change the connection string in the app.config file

I thought it would fit in build events (pre or post) but cannot find code snippet to change values to user setting and after buil;d bakcto development

any ideas on code syntax or is there a better way to do it

Question by:stephenwilde
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But in app config file using an application variable not full connection string for which is no option in my visual studio winddows application to do - and the syntax in pre/post build seems dos like dont wont 2 app config files to maintain as lots of other items/settings in them so would need syntax to change only a value


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