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I want to add a password to my connection string that opens my Access file which is password protected.

I have done this before in the Form1.cs but cant figure it out in XML

I have a password dialog the user enters a password but it want open the access file
because it has a password on it

<pre><?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
        <add name="Employee_List.Properties.Settings.Database5ConnectionString"
            connectionString= "Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=|DataDirectory|\Database5.accdb"
            providerName="System.Data.OleDb" />
        <supportedRuntime version="v4.0" sku=".NETFramework,Version=v4.5.2" />

private void Form1_Load_1(object sender, EventArgs e)

    // TODO: This line of code loads data into the 'database5DataSet.Employee' table. You can move, or remove it, as needed.


What I have tried:

Searching Appconfig and connection strings
Updated 19-Apr-19 9:37am
Arkadeep De 6-Apr-19 10:57am    
What you have done in your form1.cs? And what do you want to achive?? Can you pls eleborate??
Richard MacCutchan 6-Apr-19 11:00am    
No, you should never put passwords in code or config files. Use a simple dialog that the user must provide it at run time.
Member 12349103 6-Apr-19 11:19am    
I have a dialog with a password

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I know this is a bit late to give an answer but I would have a look at this, there is a section in the called With database password

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