Use Linq to iterate over ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings?

Is it possible to do something like this?

var strings = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings; var names = (from d in strings select new ConnectionName(d.Name));


Yes, but because ConnectionStrings does not implement a strongly typed IEnumerable, you have to tell LINQ what type the collection contains.

Use either from ConnectionStringSettings d in strings or ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings.Cast<ConnectionStringSettings>().


You have to Cast it to its type as it is IEnumerable not IEnumerable<T> See Enumerable.Cast :

Casts the elements of an IEnumerable to the specified type.

var t = from c in connectionString.Cast<System.Configuration.ConnectionStringSettings>() select c.Name;


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