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Visual Basic Solution-wide data connection

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Good morning. I have an App.config file in one of the projects in my solutions. What I'd like is that from another project created within the same solution I am able to reuse this App.config file in this project, so that I don't have to manage two (or more) data-connection configurations.

Thanks in advance for your urgent help.
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One way to achieve this would be to use a DLL project to maintain the common config. This DLL can then be referenced in other projects to obtain the configuration.
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I'd refuse to do that ... I'd do it only if it was not possible from the built-in functions, (I mean, it would be like re-writing the whole visual basic approach) best-practices, some already existing methodology within visual studio 2012, visual basic, that I could in my solution add new projects and have these projects inherit the datasets already existing in the main project of the solution.

 I was thinking maybe the app.config file, but how? Thanks again!
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>and have these projects inherit the datasets already existing in the main project of the solution

A solution can have a startup project, a project which is started when you run the solution itself instead of an individual project, but I am not aware of any way of having a main project which other projects can link to without having a reference to the project.
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Ain't it possible, somehow, to utilize one project's App.config file from another project as its own? Like an include?
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You can use ConfigurationManager class to open a config file but this requires path information

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms224437(v=vs.110).aspx
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