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Old March 31st, 2010, 01:29 PM
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Default Create a DB Connection (Once) and Call Connection When Needed

Hi, I have a DB connection that works within a class. What I would like to do is be able to create a class with the connection in it (myClass) and reference that connection whenever I need it.

I have the following that works:

PublicSub sqlCon()
'Uses this connection to access TCIS database
Dim Conn As New SqlClient.SqlConnection
Dim dt As New DataTable()
Conn.ConnectionString = "Server=myServer;Database=myDB; Integrated Security=SSPI;"
'Insert code to process data.
Dim sqlCmd As New SqlCommand("sp_mySproc", Conn)
Dim sqlDa As New SqlDataAdapter(sqlCmd)
Dim i As Integer = 0
For i = 0 To dt.Rows.Count - 1
blah, blah
Next i
Catch ex As Exception
MessageBox.Show(ex.Message, "Warning Message", MessageBoxButtons.OK)
End Try
End Sub
That works fine but I do not want to write this out everytime I need to access the DB. What I now need to do is be able to reference the above code residing in the myClass Class.

I created the myClass class and tried calling the connection from my Windows form like so:
Dim nmyClass As New myClass
Dim sqlCmd As New SqlCommand("sp_mySproc", nmyClass.SqlCon)
But I get a squiggly line under nmyClass.SqlCon that says:
"Expression does not produce a value".

Can anyone tell me where I am going wrong? Thanks!
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Hi everyone, I was just wondering if I needed to re-phrase the question (or not). I am a novice client/server programmer and I thought that I was doing something silly to generate the error on a rather simple request.

Please advise if I need to move the question to another VB.Net forum. I tried searching the help for what I need (I thought my request would be fairly routine or so simple everyone would know how to do it but me :o)

Thanks for your time.
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