msfanboy msfanboy - 1 month ago 6
C# Question

Get user and password from ConnectionStringSettings

How can I get the user and password from such a connectionString in the app.config with a .NET function?

Of course I could read that string and get the value after the ID= and Password=.

<connectionStrings>
<add name="MyConString" connectionString="Data Source=(local);Initial Catalog=MyDatabase;Persist Security Info=True;User ID=MyUsername Password=MyPassword;Connect providerName="System.Data.SqlClient"/>
</connectionStrings>

Answer

use the ConnectionBuilderClass

SqlConnectionStringBuilder builder =  new SqlConnectionStringBuilder("Your connection string");
string password = builder.Password;


together with the

string connString = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["MyConString"].ConnectionString;

to achieve this.

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