4.3 The MySQL Toolbar

The optional MySQL toolbar includes MySQL specific functionality, and links to external MySQL tools such as MySQL Workbench and MySQL Utilities.


The MySQL toolbar was added in MySQL for Visual Studio 1.1.4.

After installing MySQL for Visual Studio, the MySQL toolbar is available by selecting from the main menu View, Toolbars, MySQL. This is how the MySQL toolbar looks like:

Figure 4.5 The MySQL for Visual Studio Toolbar

The MySQL for Visual Studio Toolbar

The MySQL toolbar provides shortcuts to some of the main functionalities of MySQL for Visual Studio:

  • MySQL Script Window: Opens a new MySQL script window using the selected connection. All available MySQL connections are listed in a submenu, which can be selected on the toolbar:

    Figure 4.6 The MySQL for Visual Studio Toolbar: Connections

    The MySQL for Visual Studio Toolbar: Connections

    The MySQL script window supports the IntelliSense feature for easing MySQL script creation inside Visual Studio.

  • Debug MySQL Routine: Starts a debugging session on a selected MySQL stored routine inside Visual Studio.

  • MySQL Data Export Tool: Opens a new tabbed-window of the Data Export tool.

  • MySQL Workbench SQL Editor: Opens a new Workbench with an SQL editor window using the current MySQL connection, if MySQL Workbench has been installed.

  • MySQL Utilities Console: Opens a new console window for the MySQL Utilities tool, if it has been installed.

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