john rob Total Post:108 Points:756 Posted by john rob April-03-2013 2:28 AM ASP.NET MVC ASP.NET MVC 1 Reply(s) 1760 View(s) Ratings: Rate this: Hi Everyone! I would like to inform my visitors of which database they are currently interacting with. My application only has a single Entity Framework connection string in it's web.config. The database name (initial catalog) is part of my connection string stored in my web.config. I can expose the ENTIRE connection string in the shared layout by including the following html. You are connecting to <span class="databasename">@System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings ["MyConnectionStringName"].ConnectionString)</span>! But I don't need the entire connection string only the database name. Is there a way to do this without involving a controller or instantiating a new SqlConnection()? Any suggestions? of this given set. Is my database bad designed? What would be the best way to do this or how to make the SELECT query Thanks in advance!