dotConnect for MySQL is an enhanced data provider built over ADO.NET architecture and a development framework with a number of innovative technologies. With state of the art ORM solutions such as Entity Framework and LINQ to SQL, it introduces new approaches for designing applications.
* Flexible Connectivity
dotConnect for MySQL can operate in Direct mode without MySQL client library and in Client mode with usage of libmysql.dll.
* Database Application Development Extensions
dotConnect for MySQL has a rich set of design time tools that leverage the development process greatly. Particularly, there are convenient design time component editors, wizards and managers, toolset for live data binding, DDEX, a and much more.
* MySQL Advanced Features Support
dotConnect for MySQL allows developers to harness full capabilities of the MySQL server. dotConnect for MySQL supports such MySQL-specific features as secure SSL and SSH connections, embedded server, compression protocol, HTTP tunneling and others.
* ORM Support
dotConnect for MySQL offers enhanced ORM support with a bundled visual designer for ORM models - Entity Developer.
dotConnect for MySQL supports Entity Framework v1, v4.x, v5 and v6, NHibernate, and LinqConnect (formerly LINQ to MySQL) - our own ORM solution, closely compatible to Microsoft LINQ to SQL, while extending its functionality with its own features.
dotConnect for MySQL supports Visual Studio 12 and Entity Framework 5.0. Framework Compatibility The provider works with: - Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 - Mono version 2.0 and above
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
- Embarcadero Delphi Prism
- CodeGear RAD Studio 2007
Keywords: mysql, mysql net, ado.net, mysql odbc, data provider, mysql data access, mysql connectivity, mysql c#, mysql vb net, mysql connector/net, mysqlclient, mysql connector, asp net, entity framework, code first migration, mysql entity framework
Recent Changes: * LINQPad integration is supported for LinqConnect
* Entity Developer is updated to version 5.5 and contains new templates, such as MVC Controller, MVC View Advanced, Data Transfer Object, Data Transfer Object, Data Annotation Metadata
* Current templates are considerably improved
Install Support: Install and Uninstall
Supported Languages: English
Additional Requirements: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 2.0 and above