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MySQL Connector/NET 7.0.6 m5 development has been released

MySQL Connector/Net 7.0.6 is the third development release that expands cross-platform support to Linux and OS X when using Microsoft’s .NET Core framework. Now,
.NET developers can use the X DevAPI with .NET Core and Entity Framework Core
(EF Core) 1.0 to create server applications that run on Windows, Linux and OS X.
We are very excited about this change and really look forward to your feedback on it!

MySQL Connector/Net 7.0.6 is also the fifth development release of MySQL Connector/Net to add support for the new X DevAPI. The X DevAPI enables
application developers to write code that combines the strengths of the
relational and document models using a modern, NoSQL-like syntax that
does not assume previous experience writing traditional SQL.

To learn more about how to write applications using the X DevAPI, see For more
information about how the X DevAPI is implemented in Connector/Net, see


The X DevAPI requires at least MySQL Server version 5.7.12 or higher with
the X Plugin enabled. For general documentation about how to get started
using MySQL as a document store, see

To download MySQL Connector/Net 7.0.6 M5, see the “Development
Releases” tab at

Functionality Added or Changed

  • X DevAPI: The SessionConfig class, SessionConfigManager class, and IpersistenceHandler interface were added for session-configuration management to represent all the information associated with a session.
  • EF Core: Added all-platform compliance support for the .NET Framework stack (Console, WPF, WinForms, and ASP.NET) and compatibility with ASP.NET 5 when using the .NET Framework or .NET Core version.
    Changes in MySQL Connector/Net 7.0.6 (2016-10-28)
  • Added the following functionality for saving changes in EF Core:
    • Basic save operation to persist entity-instance changes to the database.
    • Optimistic concurrency to protect against overwriting changes made by another user after data was fetched from the database.

Bugs Fixed

  • EF Core: A missing function used when a model is added or changed caused the migration generation to fail. MySQLHistoryRepository now implements get_existssql(). (Bug #24804771)
  • EF Core: An SQL syntax error was emitted when the Contains operator was used in the Where predicate of a LINQ query. This fix requires the use of EF Core version
    1.1 or later. (Bug #24797524)
  • An Entity Framework DbContext object created with a column of type DateTimeOffset returned an error indicating that DateTimeOffset values were incompatible with DateTime and Timestamp values. (Bug #24732001)
  • X DevAPI: The GetCollections(), GetTable(), and GetTables() methods threw
    System.InvalidOperationException: name is not a valid column name in the row. (Bug #24385662)


Packages are available at: 

Enjoy and thanks for the support!

On behalf of the MySQL/Oracle Release Engineering Team