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Custom Configuration SQL Connection String Section

, 23 Jan 2006
This solution demonstrates enforcing valid SQL connection strings in the App.Config file.
<html>
	<head>
		<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
		<title>SqlConnection Strings</title>
		<style type="text/css">
			TABLE {
				BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse;
				TABLE-LAYOUT: fixed;
			}
			TH {
				FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-SIZE: larger; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, Sans-Serif;
				BORDER-BOTTOM: black 1px solid;
			}
			TD {
				BORDER-BOTTOM: 0x111111 1px solid;
				FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, Sans-Serif;
			}
			TD.Required {
				BORDER-LEFT: 0x222222 2px solid;
				TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase;
			}
			TD.SqlConnectionString {
				BORDER-LEFT: 0x222222 2px solid;
				FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-FAMILY: "Courier New", Courier, Mono;
			}
			</style>
	</head>
	<body>
		<table border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0">
			<tr>
				<th align="left" width="150">Key</th>
				<th style="BORDER-LEFT: 0x222222 2px solid;" align="center" width="100">Required</th>
				<th style="BORDER-LEFT: 0x222222 2px solid;" align="left">SqlConnection String</th>
			</tr>
			<tr>
				<td align="left">Primary DSN</td>
				<td class="Required" align="center">true</td>
				<td class="SqlConnectionString" align="left">Integrated Security=True; Database=MYDATABASE; Server=(local);</td>
			</tr>
			<tr>
				<td align="left">Secondary DSN</td>
				<td class="Required" align="center">false</td>
				<td class="SqlConnectionString" align="left">Integrated Security=True; Database=MYDATABASE; Server=MYSERVER,2433;</td>
			</tr>
			<tr>
				<td align="left">Log DSN</td>
				<td class="Required" align="center">false</td>
				<td class="SqlConnectionString" align="left">User ID=MYLOGIN; Connection Timeout=15; Current Language=us_english; Database=MYDATABASE; AttachDBFilename=c:\FileName; Application Name=MYAPPLICATION; Workstation ID=MYWORKSTATION; Network Address=192.168.1.1;</td>
			</tr>
			<tr>
				<td align="left">Backup DSN</td>
				<td class="Required" align="center">true</td>
				<td class="SqlConnectionString" align="left">Persist Security Info=True; User ID=MYLOGIN; Password=MYPASSWORD; Max Pool Size=99; Encrypt=true; Network Library=dbmsgnet; Packet Size=4096; Connection Timeout=15; Database=MYDATABASE; AttachDBFilename=c:\FileName; Network Address=192.168.1.1,2433;</td>
			</tr>
		</table>
	</body>
</html>

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Ted Bouskill
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