Inclusion of Visual Studio Connection String Builder in Configuration Editor

Topics: Data Access Application Block
Apr 29, 2010 at 7:13 PM

Is it possible to include the Visual Studio Connection String Builder within the User Interface of the Enterprise Library Configuration Editor?

I think that would be immensely helpful in building connection strings within the Configuration Editor rather than manually typing them in.


Apr 30, 2010 at 1:56 AM

I don't think it's possible without modifying the source code.  This has just been discussed here -


Sarah Urmeneta
Global Technology and Solutions
Avanade, Inc.

May 5, 2010 at 7:18 PM

It is now freely available here:

May 5, 2010 at 10:54 PM

We can't use it as it stands now, as it has a different license. Our code is MS-PL, that code is MS-LPL, and the amount of effort dealing with the legal department to get the licensing stuff straight would be overwhelming.