To obtain a Connector/C++ binary package, visit the Connector/C++ downloads page.
It is important that the tools you use to build your Connector/C++ applications are compatible with the tools used to build Connector/C++ itself. Ideally, build your applications with the same tools that were used to build the Connector/C++ binaries.
All Connector/C++ distributions include a
that contains platform-specific notes. At the end of the
README file, you will find the configuration
options used to build the binaries. If you experience build-related
issues on a platform, it may help to check the settings that were
used to build the binary on that platform.
Developers using Microsoft Windows must satisfy the following requirements:
Microsoft Visual Studio 2013.
Your applications should use the same linker configuration as Connector/C++. For example, use one of
To use a different compiler version, release configuration, or runtime library, compile Connector/C++ from source using your desired settings and build your applications using these same settings. To avoid issues, ensure that the three variables of compiler version, runtime library, and runtime linker configuration settings are the same for your applications and Connector/C++ itself.
Unpack the distribution archive into an appropriate directory. If
you plan to use a dynamically linked version of Connector/C++, make sure
that your system can reference the
MySQL client library (Connector/C++ is linked against and thus requires the
MySQL client library). Consult your operating system documentation
on how to modify and expand the search path for libraries. If you
cannot modify the library search path, it may help to copy your
application, the Connector/C++ library and the MySQL client library into
the same directory. Most systems search for libraries in the current
Windows users can choose between two binary packaging formats:
Windows MSI Installer (
.msifile): To use the MSI Installer, launch it and follow the prompts in the screens it presents to install Connector/C++ in the location of your choosing.
Zip archive without installer (
.zipfile): To use a Zip archive, unpack it in the directory where you intend to install it using WinZip or another tool that can read
Windows MSI Installer
Using the MSI Installer may be the easiest solution. The MSI Installer does not require any administrative permissions because it simply copies files.
The MSI Installer begins by presenting a welcome screen.
The MSI Installer overview screen enables you to select the type of installation to perform. The “Typical” installation consists of all required header files and the Release libraries. The “Custom” installation enables you to install additional Debug versions of the connector libraries. The “Complete” installation installs everything in the distribution.
If you select a “Custom” installation, the MSI Installer presents a Custom Setup screen that enables you to select which features to install and where to install them.