MySQL Connector/C++ is a MySQL database connector for C++. It lets you develop C++ applications that connect to the MySQL Server.
For notes detailing the changes in each release of Connector/C++, see MySQL Connector/C++ Release Notes.
MySQL Connector/C++ offers the following benefits for C++ users compared to the MySQL C API (MySQL client library):
Convenience of pure C++; no C function calls required
Supports JDBC 4.0, an industry standard API
Supports the object-oriented programming paradigm
Reduces development time
Licensed under the GPL with the FLOSS License Exception
Available under a commercial license upon request
Connector/C++ is compatible with the JDBC 4.0 API. Connector/C++ does not implement the entire JDBC 4.0 API, but does feature the following classes:
The JDBC 4.0 API defines approximately 450 methods for the classes just mentioned. Connector/C++ implements approximately 80% of these.
MySQL Connector/C++ requires:
MySQL 5.1 or higher
Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 on Windows
To see which platforms are supported, visit the Connector/C++ downloads page.