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Select the Connection String

This page allows you to specify a connection string used to establish a data connection. The following options are available:

Default Connection String

Choose the default connection string if it is specified in the application’s configuration file.

EF use default connection string

Custom Connection String

Specify a custom connection string in the connection string editor and choose whether or not to store the string in the application’s configuration file.


Predefined Connection String

Select an existing connection string available in the current project.


Click Next to navigate to the Bind to a Stored Procedure or Configure Filters page (based on your Entity Framework model and whether it provides stored procedure support).