[thelist] VB.NET 2.0 Connection String

Casey Crookston caseyc at IntelliSoftmn.com
Tue Jun 26 14:01:59 CDT 2007

This should really be simple, but I am having a hard time with it.  In a vb.net 2.0 / VS 2005 app, I want to store my connection string in the app.config, as such:
<add name="StorkConnection" connectionString="Data Source=xxx; Initial Catalog=xxx; Persist Security Info=True; User ID=xxx; Password=xxx; Asynchronous processing = true " providerName="System.Data.SqlClient" />
But I am having trouble referencing this string in the code behind.  I have looked over Google, but I just can't seem to nail it.  It's gettting frustrating.  I've searched for:
vb.net 2005 connection string in app.config
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And other variations.  I did find this, which seems to work initially but errors out at run-time when I try to open the connection:
Private cn As New SqlClient.SqlConnection(System.Configuration.ConfigurationSettings.AppSettings("ConnectionString"))
Can someone point me in the right direction, please!!

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