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Select a 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.

Select default data connection to an EF data source

Predefined Connection String

Select an existing connection string available in the current project.


Custom Connection String

Specify a custom connection string in the connection string editor.


See Connection Strings in the ADO.NET Entity Framework for more information.

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