26.2.2. Downloading and Installing MySQL Connector/NET
MySQL Connector/NET runs on any platform that supports the .NET
framework. The .NET framework is primarily supported on recent
versions of Microsoft Windows, and is supported on Linux through
the Open Source Mono framework developed by Novell (see
MySQL Connector/NET is installed through the use of a Windows
.msi) installation package, which
can be used to install MySQL Connector/NET on all Windows operating
systems. The MSI package in contained within a ZIP archive named
version indicates the
MySQL Connector/NET version.
MySQL Connector/NET is available for download from
The Windows Installer engine was updated with the release of
Windows XP; those using an older version can reference
Microsoft Knowledge Base article for information on
upgrading to the latest version.
To install MySQL Connector/NET, right-click on the MSI file and select
installation is recommended for most users.
. The installation will begin
automatically after the installer prompts you for your
installation preferences. The
If you are having problems running the installer, you can download
a ZIP file without an installer as an alternative. That file is
Using a ZIP program, unpack it to a directory of your choice.
Unless you choose otherwise, MySQL Connector/NET is installed in
C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Connector Net
X.X.X is replaced with the version of
MySQL Connector/NET you are installing. New installations do not
overwrite existing versions of MySQL Connector/NET.