Assembly: System.Design (in system.design.dll)
An instance of the ConnectionStringEditor class is a UITypeEditor object that can be used at design time to select and edit a connection string expression and to assign the expression to a control property. For example, the SqlDataSource control uses the ConnectionStringEditor class at design time to set the value of the ConnectionString property.
Use the EditorAttribute attribute to associate the ConnectionStringEditor with a property. When the associated property is edited on the design surface, the designer host calls the EditValue method. The EditValue method displays a user interface for building the connection string expression and returns the connection string that is selected by the user. The GetEditStyle method indicates the display style of the user interface.
The following code example demonstrates how to associate an instance of the ConnectionStringEditor class with a property that is contained within a custom control. When the control property is edited in the design surface, the ConnectionStringEditor class provides the user interface to select and edit a connection string for the property value.