ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings Property


Gets the ConnectionStringsSection data for the current application's default configuration.

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

static member ConnectionStrings : ConnectionStringSettingsCollection with get

Property Value

Type: System.Configuration.ConnectionStringSettingsCollection

Returns a ConnectionStringSettingsCollection object that contains the contents of the ConnectionStringsSection object for the current application's default configuration.

Exception Condition

Could not retrieve a ConnectionStringSettingsCollection object.

A ConnectionStringsSection object contains the contents of the configuration file's connectionStrings section.

The following example shows how to use a connection string to read data from a database.

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The previous example assumes your project has an App.config as shown below.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
        <supportedRuntime version="v4.0" sku=".NETFramework,Version=v4.5" />
      <add name="WingtipToys" connectionString="Data Source=(LocalDB)\v11.0;Initial Catalog=WingtipToys;Integrated Security=True;Pooling=False" />

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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