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get connection string from web.config in asp.net 3.5

Posted By:Rahul       Posted Date: February 05, 2009    Points: 10    Category: ASP.NET Controls    URL: http://www.dotnetspark.com  

get connection string from web.config in asp.net 3.5 is different from ASP.Net 1.1. Below the code to declare connectionstring in our web.config file.

In Asp.Net 2.0 and Asp.Net 3.5 we have new Tag Inside Web.config file that is ConnectionString Tag

add name="MyConnectionString" connectionString="Server=ServerName;Database=YourDBName;Uid=YOURUSerId;Pwd=YourDBPassword;"/>

Now to get the Connection string defined in the web.config file you have to do like this in your .csĀ  file below code is based on c#

string Conn= ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["MyConnString"].ConnectionString;


Dim Conn as String = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings("MyConnString").ConnectionString


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