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Edit/Add Connection String Dialog Box

The Edit/Add Connection String dialog box lets you create a new ConnectionString property or edit an existing ConnectionString property. The Edit/Add Connection String dialog box appears when you click Add or Edit on the General tab in the ASP.NET Configuration Settings dialog box.

To display the ASP.NET Configuration Settings dialog box from the Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager
  1. Open the Properties dialog box for the Web application.

  2. Click ASP.NET, click Edit Configuration, and then click Application.

You can click Add on the General tab in the ASP.NET Configuration Settings dialog box to display the Edit/Add Connection String dialog box. Then, you specify the name or key for the ConnectionString property and the Connection parameter.

You can also click Edit on the General tab in the ASP.NET Configuration Settings dialog box to display the Edit/Add Connection String dialog box, where you can then edit an existing ConnectionString property. The selected ConnectionString property appears in the Connection parameter box.

NoteNote

You can override inherited settings; in which case, the overridden setting applies only to the selected Web application. You cannot edit an inherited setting to change its value higher up in the configuration hierarchy.

For information about ASP.NET Configuration Settings, see ASP.NET Configuration Overview

Tasks

Using the Edit/Add Connection String dialog box, you can complete the following tasks:

  • Add a new ConnectionString property to the Connection string manager dialog box on the General tab.

  • Edit an existing ConnectionString property in the Connection string manager dialog box on the General tab.

UI Elements

Edit/Add Connection String

Name

Lets you specify the name for the ConnectionString property.

If you invoke the Edit/Add Connection String dialog box by clicking Edit on the General tab, you cannot specify a name for the connection string.

Connection Parameter

Lets you specify the value for the ConnectionString property.

If you invoke the Edit/Add Connection String dialog box by clicking Edit on the General tab, the Connection parameter box contains the value of an existing ConnectionString property.

OK

Lets you apply the new ConnectionString property that you created or apply the changes that you made to an existing ConnectionString property.

Cancel

Lets you close the Edit/Add Connection String dialog box. No changes are written to the connection string manager.

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