Listing 2, Accessing Connection Strings Reliably

Dim cn As String
cn = New ConnectionManager.Northwind

The ConnectionManager class would look like this:

Public Class ConnectionManager
       Public ReadOnly Property Northwind As String
         Return System.Web.Configuration.WebConfigurationManager. _
        End Get
End Class

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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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