3 comments on “Introducing ConnectionString Manager

  1. How does it work? You install from the .msi and then what? Nothing new appears in the menus. I’m using VS 2012 – how would it even know to install the extension to it as it doesn’t ask?

    • There is a file that gets installed to %USER%\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Addins called “ConnectionStringManager.AddIn”. Move that file to %USER%\Documents\Visual Studio 2012\Addins (if the folder doesn’t exist, create it). Then edit the file and change <Version>10.0</Version> to <Version>11.0</Version>. Change it to 12.0 if you’re using VS 2013.

      When that’s done, open VS and go to Tools -> Add-in Manager and you should see it listed. Now open or create a project with connection strings and then access the manager from Tools -> ConnectionString Manager. Enjoy.

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