Connector/Net comprises several classes that are used to connect to the database, execute queries and statements, and manage query results.
The following are the major classes of Connector/Net:
MySqlCommand: Represents an SQL statement to
execute against a MySQL database.
MySqlCommandBuilder: Automatically generates
single-table commands used to reconcile changes made to a
DataSet with the associated MySQL database.
MySqlConnection: Represents an open
connection to a MySQL Server database.
MySqlDataAdapter: Represents a set of data
commands and a database connection that are used to fill a data
set and update a MySQL database.
MySqlDataReader: Provides a means of reading
a forward-only stream of rows from a MySQL database.
MySqlException: The exception that is thrown
when MySQL returns an error.
MySqlHelper: Helper class that makes it
easier to work with the provider.
MySqlTransaction: Represents an SQL
transaction to be made
in a MySQL database.
In the following sections, you will learn about some common use cases for Connector/Net, including BLOB handling, date handling, and using Connector/Net with common tools such as Crystal Reports.