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Vb.NET 2015 desktop need help getting app.confile file's SQL Server connectioin string

Vb.NET 2015 desktop need help getting app.confile file's SQL Server connectioin string

Vb.NET 2015 desktop need help getting app.confile file's SQL Server connectioin string

(OP)
The Connection string is correct since I used it as a variable prior.
Error is "ConfigurationManager is not declared. it may be inaccessible due to its protection level."

here is how I'm trying to call it

CODE

Imports System.Configuration
Dim ConnectionString As String = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings("HistDataLocaldbConnectionString").ConnectionString
   ... 
here is my app.config file, which I'm not sure is correct.

CODE

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<configuration>
     <startup>
        <supportedRuntime version="v4.0" sku=".NETFramework,Version=v4.5.2" />
    </startup>
    <connectionStrings>
      <add name="HistDataLocaldbConnectionString"
       providerName="System.Data.ProviderName"
       connectionString="Server=MyServer\SQLExpress;Database=MyDb;Integrated Security=true;" />
    </connectionStrings>
</configuration> 




DougP

RE: Vb.NET 2015 desktop need help getting app.confile file's SQL Server connectioin string


Do you have a reference to System.Configuration in your app? Got to Project -> Add Reference, and in there select System.Configuration.

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RE: Vb.NET 2015 desktop need help getting app.confile file's SQL Server connectioin string

(OP)
So just merely having Imports System.Configuration without adding it to the references will not work.
I've been out of VB.NET for a while...
OK I get it now
Thanks this solved my problem

Have a star

DougP

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