option strict disallows late binding reading from web.config

Discussion in 'ASP .Net' started by Karl Lang, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. Karl Lang

    Karl Lang Guest

    I've created a new configuration section in Web.Config to hold the
    connection string for my database. If I have Option Strict On I get a
    message "Option Strict On disallows late binding" when I try to retrieve the
    string. Now I'd rather not turn off option strict but I'd also prefer to
    have my connection string in one place. Does anyone have any ideas where I'm
    going wrong with this?

    This is the code
    In Web.Config (I've removed some of the type in the section name):
    <section name="MyWebSite"
    type="System.Configuration.NameValueFileSectionHandler..." />

    <add key="connString"
    value="server=(local);uid=x.xxx;pwd=xxx;database=xyzxyz" />

    In my ASPX file, the following produces the late binding error message:
    strConn = ConfigurationSettings.GetConfig("MyWebSite")("connString")

    Karl Lang, Jun 1, 2004
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  2. Karl Lang

    Karl Lang Guest

    Hi again,
    you can ignore my post, after re-reading the online docs I have used
    appSettings section to hold my connection string.

    btw, it also appears that I shouldn't have used NameValueFileSectionHandler.
    If anyone is interested in section groups check out Declaring and Accessing
    Section Groups at msdn,

    Karl Lang, Jun 1, 2004
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