Working With MySQL to Visual Studio 2010

Create .NET applications using C#/Visual Basic with connecting to MYSql database. MYSql connector is responsible for creating necessary ADO.Net interfaces and integrations to ADO.Net tools.


  • Visual Studio 2010.
  • MySQL database – We have to install MYSql community server which is the freely available version of the MySQL server.
  • MySQL admin tools – These tools enable you to work with MySQL through a GUI.
  • MySQL Connector - Install MySQL connector for .NET which is basically a .Net library to support MySQL.

First build Database applications

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Choose a data source in the configuration wizard.

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Choose a Database Model in the following step.

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Then choose the Data connection.

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We have to look different Data connection choose one of them.

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After choose the connection add the connection and test the connection.

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After test connection succeeded show my connection name which we have to connect to it.

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Click the next and save the connection string to the application.

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Click next and choose the database tables.

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Those are the steps to connect a MySQL database to our .Net application. After creating the connection we can use it to display, store and manipulate data in our application.


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