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DataLink Designer  
Description:  This utility provides you with a quick and easy way to create connection strings for use with ADO or ADO.NET. It minimizes to the system tray for easy access. I use this often while developing to be able to quickly create a connection string and insert it into my code.

Category:  Utilities
Author:  Ryan Farley
Submitted:  2/4/2003
   
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DataLink Designer

This utility provides you with a quick and easy way to create connection strings for use with ADO or ADO.NET. It minimizes to the system tray for easy access. I use this often while developing to be able to quickly create a connection string and insert it into my code.


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Ted Sturr



DataLink Designer ... simple utility but helpful
Posted: 3/24/2003 1:16:15 PM
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Ryan:

I end up repeating this phrase quite often "Thanks". I could come up with the connection string on my own, but this just makes this mundane task easy with its simplicity. Thanks

Ted
 
Curt Teunissen
 

DataLink Designer
Posted: 6/16/2003 5:02:08 PM
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awesome - big time saver.
 
Jason Kaczor
 

Re: DataLink Designer
Posted: 6/24/2004 8:21:36 AM
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This is nice, there is another way to do this. Create a ".txt" file. Rename the file to ".udl", when you double-click on the file it will display the standard connection designer as above.

However, if you want the connection string, simply open the ".udl" file in Notepad, or a text-editor - it is just a text file. So - don't be saving passwords in there, eh! (I found this out from a client, who had strict prod/test/dev lockdowns, and seperate UDL files for each environment - with embedded passwords)
 
 

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