Usage Advisor has been implemented. The Usage Advisor checks your queries and will report if you are using the connection inefficiently.
PerfMon hooks have been added to monitor the stored procedure cache hits and misses.
Support for the embedded server and client library have been removed from this release. Support will be added back to a later release.
The ShapZipLib library has been replaced with the deflate support provided within .NET 2.0.
Improved speed and performance by re-architecting certain sections of the code.
Metadata from stored procedures and stored function execution are cached.
MySqlCommand object now supports
asynchronous query methods. This is implemented useg the
collection has been updated.
has been updated to the procedure cache.
SSL support has been updated.
Additional text added to error message (Bug #25178)
An exception would be raised, or the process would hang, if
SELECT privileges on a database
were not granted and a stored procedure was used.
When adding parameter objects to a command object, if the
parameter direction is set to
before the parameter is added to the command object then when
the command is executed it throws an error.
The Add Connection dialog of the Server Explorer would freeze when accessing databases with capitalized characters in their name. (Bug #24875)
Driver.IsTooOld() would return the
When using a
DbNull.Value as the value for a
parameter value, and then later setting a specific value type,
the command failed with an exception because the wrong type was
implied from the
Stored procedure executions are not thread safe. (Bug #23905)
Deleting a connection to a disconnected server when using the Visual Studio Plugin would cause an assertion failure. (Bug #23687)
Nested transactions (which are unsupported)do not raise an error or warning. (Bug #22400)