MySQL Connector/NET enables developers to easily create .NET
applications that require secure, high-performance data
connectivity with MySQL. It implements the required ADO.NET
interfaces and integrates into ADO.NET aware tools. Developers can
build applications using their choice of .NET languages.
MySQL Connector/NET is a fully managed ADO.NET driver written in 100%
MySQL Connector/NET includes full support for:
MySQL 5.0 features (such as stored procedures)
MySQL 4.1 features (server-side prepared statements, Unicode,
and shared memory access, and so forth)
Large-packet support for sending and receiving rows and BLOBs
up to 2 gigabytes in size.
Protocol compression which allows for compressing the data
stream between the client and server.
Support for connecting using TCP/IP sockets, named pipes, or
shared memory on Windows.
Support for connecting using TCP/IP sockets or Unix sockets on
Support for the Open Source Mono framework developed by
Fully managed, does not utilize the MySQL client library.
The developers of MySQL Connector/NET greatly value the input of our
users in the software development process. If you find
MySQL Connector/NET lacking some feature important to you, or if you
discover a bug and need to file a bug report, please use the
instructions in Section 1.8, “How to Report Bugs or Problems”.
This document is intended as a user's guide to MySQL Connector/NET and
not as a syntax reference. If you need detailed syntax information
you should read the
included with the MySQL Connector/NET distribution.