Managing Web.Config Settings During Deployment: Listing 1

If System.Web.Configuration.WebConfigurationManager. _
  AppSettings("Debug") = "True" And _
  Me.Application("ConnectionEncrypted") <> "True" Then
   Dim configFile As System.Configuration.Configuration
   Dim configSection As ConfigurationSection
   configFile = System.Web.Configuration.WebConfigurationManager. _
  configSection = configFile.Sections("connectionStrings")
  configSection.SectionInformation.ProtectSection( _

Me.Application("ConnectionEncrypted") = "True" End If

About the Author

Peter Vogel is a system architect and principal in PH&V Information Services. PH&V provides full-stack consulting from UX design through object modeling to database design. Peter tweets about his VSM columns with the hashtag #vogelarticles. His blog posts on user experience design can be found at

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