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Old September 18th, 2006, 06:53 AM
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Is your web.config in the root directory of your application?

Have you tried just writing the value to the screen as opposed to actually trying to use it? (e.g. Response.Write(ConfigurationSettings.AppSettings("[keyname]"))

I store all of my database connection strings in the web.config file and do something like this:

<add key="Clients" value="workstation id=PC;user ID=Username;password=Password;data source=Server;persist security info=True;initial catalog=Database"/>

In code:

sqlConn = New SqlConnection
sqlConn.ConnectionString = ConfigurationSettings.AppSettings("Clients")

And this works fine.

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