I'd like two things -
1) Example usage of IWorkspaceName2 to retrieve the ConnectionString property (this is the only way I know how to generate an encrypted password suitable for the XML inside an MSD file)
IWorkspaceName2 - ArcObjects 10 .NET SDK Help
I asked at gis.stackexchange.com and received a working usage - arcgis 10.0 - How to use IWorkspaceName2 - Geographic Information Systems Stack Exchange
The answer (1 right now) uses
IWorkspaceFactory2::OpenFromString which requires a live database and valid connection string.
2) Is there any way to get IWorkspaceName2::ConnectionString from a connection string but without having to connect to the database?