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Posted on 2014-09-30
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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" />

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New format: Not sure what to put it in here...
  SqlConnection amd = new SqlConnection();
        amd.ConnectionString="????????";
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Question by:yguyon28
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käµfm³d   👽 earned 500 total points
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Add a reference to System.Configuration.dll:

using System.Configuration;

...

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

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by:Tapan Pattanaik
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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();
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by:käµfm³d 👽
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@TAPAN PATTANAIK

Isn't that what I said...5 hours earlier?
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by:Tapan Pattanaik
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Hi kaufmed,

Sorry, I had not seen your answer that time.

Regards,
Tapan Pattanaik.
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