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Posted 17 Jan 2006

Custom Configuration SQL Connection String Section

, 23 Jan 2006
This solution demonstrates enforcing valid SQL connection strings in the App.Config file.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
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<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="">
	<xsl:import href="SqlConnectionStringCollection2.xslt"/>
	<xsl:output method="html" version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" indent="yes"/>
	<xsl:template match="/">
			<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;
		<table border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0">
			<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>
	<xsl:template match="SqlConnectionString">
	<xsl:template match="SqlConnectionString">
			<td align="left"><xsl:value-of select="@ID"/></td>
			<td class="Required" align="center">
					<xsl:when test="@Required"><xsl:value-of select="@Required"/></xsl:when>
			<td class="SqlConnectionString" align="left">
				<xsl:apply-templates select="Authentication"/>
				<xsl:apply-templates select="ConnectionPooling"/>
				<xsl:apply-templates select="Connectivity"/>
				<xsl:if test="CurrentLanguage">Current Language=<xsl:value-of select="CurrentLanguage"/>; </xsl:if>
				<xsl:apply-templates select="Database"/>
				<xsl:apply-templates select="Identification"/>
					<xsl:when test="Server"><xsl:apply-templates select="Server"/></xsl:when>

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About the Author

Ted Bouskill
Software Developer (Senior)
Canada Canada
Very experienced Senior Software Developer/Manager with natural leadership and proven project management skills.

Started in Civil Engineering leading the integration of PC's into the Engineering process as a Design/Drafting Technician as well as an in-house Software Developer then transitioned into a full time Software Development career in the early 90's.

Ability to change and adapt has led to diverse experience with a wide array of technology and roles from graphics or web development to designing line of business enterprise applications.

Knowledge Base: Sharepoint, C#, SQL, ASP.NET, C++, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, XML, XSLT

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