About dotConnect for MySQL

Data provider for direct access to MySQL.

dotConnect for MySQL is a high-performance ORM enabled data provider for MySQL that builds on ADO.NET technology to present a complete solution for developing MySQL-based database applications. It introduces new approaches for designing application architecture, boosts productivity, and facilitates the development of database applications.

dotConnect for MySQL Features

  • Advanced Visual Studio Integration - dotConnect for MySQL provides a vast number of GUI tools that increase your productivity. For example, it includes DataSet tools, such as DataSet Wizard, DataSet Editor, DataSet Manager, provide you an easy way to create and edit typed and untyped DataSets. MySQL ADO.NET Provider supports advanced Visual Studio integration (DDEX), and provides convenient visual component editors to simplify component tweaking.
  • Broad Compatibility - dotConnect for MySQL supports .NET Core and Entity Framework Core, and new platforms and development technologies as soon as they are released.
  • Enhanced ORM Support - dotConnect for MySQL offers enhanced ORM support with a bundled visual designer for ORM models - Entity Developer. The MySQL ADO.NET Provider supports the following ORMs:
    • Entity Framework
    • Entity Framework Core
    • NHibernate
    • LinqConnect
  • Direct Mode - Allows your application to work with MySQL directly, without involving MySQL client library.
  • ASP.NET - Implements Role, Session State, Membership, Profile, Site Map, and other ASP providers.
  • Performance - Uses many MySQL-specific performance features & optimizations to ensure the highest performance.
  • BIS - Enables Integration Services to export and import data to/from MySQL servers.
  • Monitoring - Allows per-component tracing of database events with a free dbMonitor application.
  • Security - Supports various encryption ciphers, SSL and SSH connections, etc.

The Standard Edition represents a fully-featured ADO.NET data provider with design time support and advanced classes.

The Professional Edition adds more classes, tools, technologies, and integration capabilities.

The Developer Edition combines the whole featureset with dbForge Fusion, an advanced add-in for designing databases and easily manipulating data and schema objects from your IDE.

The Mobile Edition is equivalent to the Standard Edition for .NET Compact Framework.