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This line:

var conString = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["LocalSqlServer"];

gives me the error


The type or namespace name 'var' could not be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference)

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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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try:

string conString = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["LocalSqlServer"];
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It tells me that I can't exlicitly convert it to string
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 2000 total points
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np:
string conString = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["LocalSqlServer"].ToString();

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by:Todd Gerbert
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Just to expand slightly...the C# keyword var was introduced with Visual Studio 2008, you won't be able to use it with earlier versions.
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by:Carl Tawn
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And it should be:
string conString = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["LocalSqlServer"].ConnectionString;

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