by Geoff Taylor
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Windows Tools

Source code for all these tools is on GitHub.

ADO.NET ConnTest A simple, free Windows program to test ADO.NET connection strings.

Lines of C# Ever wanted to know how many lines of C# code are in a file or folder hierarchy?  This free Windows program will tell you.

XmlTools Free tools to process XML files from the command line.

OpinionatedGeek ConnTest

Sometimes working with ADO.NET connection strings can be a bit of a pain. Things suddenly stop working. Is it a connectivity problem? A server problem? A bug in your code?

Well, this little tool can help you get to the source of the problem. All it does is let you type/paste in a connection string and use that to try to connect to your database. But sometimes that's all you need.

Download the source code from GitHub now!

Here's what the tool looks like in action:

ConnTest screenshot