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Best Practise for Storing SQL Connection Strings in C# WIndow Form Applications

Hojoformo asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
What is the best practise for storing and securing SQL Server connection strings in window desktop applications?  Is it better to store in the app.config or maybe a separate class.  Also, is there any way to encrypt or secure the connection string?  
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