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How to change server in connectionstring in vb.Net windows application

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I am new in vb.net and created a small windows application. In this app I created 4-5 datasets, and 2-3 connection in code where coded the connectionstring.
Now I want to send this app to client where it would connect to another server. Let me know the best way to change all connections to new server.
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by:Dennis Aries
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In your project, add a config-file.

Use the configfile to store the needed information.
The single-paged http://www.codeproject.com/KB/dotnet/config.aspx shows a very easy example. The page is for c#, but it will not be too hard to convert it to vb.net

You could even watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp7oyrfdnL4. Some people put everything on youtube ;)
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The easier approach is to use the Settings tab on Project Properties. Just add a setting and set its value. Later, you can either change the value in VS or using a text editor. You would then use this setting in code and wont need to change the code if the connectionstring changes. For example

Dim dbcon as new SqlConnection(My.Settings.MyConnectionString)
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