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URL Rewrite causes AppSettings to Fail?

Posted By:      Posted Date: August 21, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net

Hi there,

I just implemented basic URL rewriting to change a page from, for example, /member.aspx?id=123 to /member.aspx/erik.  That works and I'm happy with it.  However, I am now getting an error message that states "the connectionstring property has not been initialized".  Normally, I've been storing the connectionstring in web.config, and I access it with:

Dim Connect As SqlConnection = New SqlConnection
Dim ConnectString As String
ConnectString = ConfigurationManager.AppSettings("linktomysite")
Connect.ConnectionString = ConnectString

This is what I do on every other page of the site and it works fine.  The only way it will work on the page where I'm URL re-writing, however, is if I replace "ConfigurationManager.AppSettings("linktomysite")" with the actual connection string itself.  For security reasons, obviously I would prefer to keep that info out of the page.  What can I do?



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