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Global database connection string in Windows Form Application

Global database connection string in Windows Form Application

Global database connection string in Windows Form Application

(OP)
Is there a way to have one connection string, in this case an OleDbConnection to an Access database, that can be accessed globally from more than one class?  Is it possible to have one connection string that covers an entire application?  Thanks for any help.

Kyle

RE: Global database connection string in Windows Form Application

You can store it in the Registry and access it using the registry-access classes in the Win32 assembly.

If you're concerned about having various classes know what the connection string is, you could create a "Configuration" class that gets passed to the other objects via their constructors.  Inside the Configuration class you could either hard-code the connectstring, or read it from the registry as above.

Chip H.

RE: Global database connection string in Windows Form Application

(OP)
Thanks Chip,

I ended up storing the connection string as a public const string embeded in only one program and now it is available to all the other classes within the same namespace.  That does the job well, I think.

Kyle

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