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Configuration.ConnectionStrings Property

Gets a ConnectionStringsSection configuration-section object that applies to this Configuration object.

Namespace: System.Configuration
Assembly: System.Configuration (in system.configuration.dll)

public ConnectionStringsSection ConnectionStrings { get; }
/** @property */
public ConnectionStringsSection get_ConnectionStrings ()

public function get ConnectionStrings () : ConnectionStringsSection

Not applicable.

Property Value

A ConnectionStringsSection configuration-section object representing the connectionStrings configuration section that applies to this Configuration object.

Use the ConnectionStrings property to access and change the connectionStrings configuration section defined in the open configuration file.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the ConnectionStrings property.

    conStrings =
    config.ConnectionStrings as ConnectionStringsSection;
Console.WriteLine("Section name: {0}",

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0