Solved

Connection string... C#

Posted on 2014-09-30
4
159 Views
Last Modified: 2014-10-08
I have a connection string that is on my web config file that work correctly but Im trying to re write it as a different format.. Need some help on that one.

Old format:
 <add name="DropDownConnectionString" connectionString="Data Source=SVSQ02\macomb_test;Initial Catalog=DropDown;Integrated Security=True"
      providerName="System.Data.SqlClient" />

Open in new window


New format: Not sure what to put it in here...
  SqlConnection amd = new SqlConnection();
        amd.ConnectionString="????????";
0
Comment
Question by:yguyon28
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 75

Accepted Solution

by:
käµfm³d   👽 earned 500 total points
ID: 40353284
Add a reference to System.Configuration.dll:

using System.Configuration;

...

amd.ConnectionString = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["DropDownConnectionString"].ConnectionString;

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:Tapan Pattanaik
ID: 40353910
Hi yguyon28,
 
using System.Configuration;

First you have to add reference to the webpage and then

//Get connection string from web.config file

string strcon =
ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["DropDownConnectionString"].ConnectionString;

//create new sqlconnection and connection to database by using connection string from web.config file

SqlConnection con = new SqlConnection(strcon);
con.Open();
0
 
LVL 75

Expert Comment

by:käµfm³d 👽
ID: 40354331
@TAPAN PATTANAIK

Isn't that what I said...5 hours earlier?
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:Tapan Pattanaik
ID: 40354337
Hi kaufmed,

Sorry, I had not seen your answer that time.

Regards,
Tapan Pattanaik.
0

Featured Post

Gigs: Get Your Project Delivered by an Expert

Select from freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely and get projects done right.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Angular - break the dataset in chunks? 7 50
Error on link 14 46
how to convert MM/dd/YYYY hh:mm:ss AM to YYYY-MM-dd datetime format by linq? 4 49
2 questions 10 25
This article describes a simple method to resize a control at runtime.  It includes ready-to-use source code and a complete sample demonstration application.  We'll also talk about C# Extension Methods. Introduction In one of my applications…
Exception Handling is in the core of any application that is able to dignify its name. In this article, I'll guide you through the process of writing a DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself) Exception Handling mechanism, using Aspect Oriented Programming.
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…

776 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question