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My inventory app has an Access database that will need to reside on a
Mapped Network Drive. It is unknown where the path will be until the
application is installed. I was thinking I could make a Tools form to allow
the user to select where the DB resides then I wouldn't have to recompile
the program if the DB ever moves to a different location.
I am using VB.NET 2005. I used the Add Data Source Wizard which created
my ConnectionStrin g with Application scope. Because it is a ReadOnly
Property I cannot modify the connection string by using a Set.

In my bin directory, I have a file named Inventory.exe.c onfig that
contains the following:

<connectionStri ngs>
name="Inventory .My.MySettings. Inventory_manag ement_databaseC onnectionString "
connectionStrin g="Provider=Mic rosoft.Jet.OLED B.4.0;Data
Source=&quot;|D ataDirectory|\I nventory Management database.mdb&qu ot;"
providerName="S ystem.Data.OleD b" />
</connectionStrin gs>
These files in my project contain the connection string with the path.
app.config Resources.resx Settings.Design er.vb

How do I allow the user to set the path and save the path at Runtime?

Thank you in advance,
Tony K

Jul 26 '07 #1
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