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Connection String in app.config for console app vb.net

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While trying to connect to SQL with connectionstring in console app with app.config, saying that 'My.Settings.theDB' is not a member of Test.My.MySettings.


app.config<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<configuration>
 
      <connectionStrings>
        <add name="theDB" connectionString="\.SQLExpress"
            providerName="System.Data.SqlClient" />
      </connectionStrings>
       
</configuration>

console app
 Dim oConn As New SqlConnection(My.Settings.theDB)
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Question by:doramail05
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Instead of My.Settings.theDB, try System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings("theDB").ConnectionString
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You will have to add a reference to System.Configuration and then you can use an Imports statement to shorten that down a little...
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sachinpatil10d earned 500 total points
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When App.Config is auto generated from project properties settings the we access My.Settings.Setting
App.Config is manually added we follow the rgn2121 solution
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To access an entry in the configuration file through My.Settings, you need to first define it manually in the Settings tab of the project's properties window, available at the bottom of the Project menu.
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