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MySQL Connector/NET Developer Guide

Abstract

This manual describes how to install and configure MySQL Connector/NET, the connector that enables .NET applications to communicate with MySQL servers, and how to use it to develop database applications.

For notes detailing the changes in each release of Connector/NET, see MySQL Connector/NET Release Notes.

For legal information, see the Legal Notices.

For help with using MySQL, please visit the MySQL Forums, where you can discuss your issues with other MySQL users.

Licensing information.  This product may include third-party software, used under license. MySQL Connector/NET Community License Information User Manual has information about licenses relating to Connector/NET community releases up to and including version 7.0. MySQL Connector/NET Commercial License Information User Manual has information about licenses relating to Connector/NET commercial releases up to and including version 7.0. MySQL Connector/NET 8.0 Community License Information User Manual has information about licenses relating to Connector/NET community releases in the 8.0 release series. MySQL Connector/NET 8.0 Commercial License Information User Manual has information about licenses relating to Connector/NET commercial releases in the 8.0 release series.

Document generated on: 2020-07-08 (revision: 66529)


Table of Contents

Preface and Legal Notices
1 Introduction to MySQL Connector/NET
2 Connector/NET Versions
3 Connector/NET Installation
3.1 Installing Connector/NET on Windows
3.1.1 Installing Connector/NET Using MySQL Installer
3.1.2 Installing Connector/NET Using the Standalone Installer
3.1.3 Installing Connector/NET Using NuGet
3.2 Installing Connector/NET on Unix with Mono
3.3 Installing Connector/NET from Source
4 Connector/NET Connections
4.1 Creating a Connector/NET Connection String
4.2 Connecting With TCP/IP Over SSH
4.3 Managing a Connection Pool in Connector/NET
4.4 Handling Connection Errors
4.5 Connector/NET 8.0 Connection Options Reference
4.6 Connector/NET 6.10 Connection-String Options Reference
5 Connector/NET Programming
5.1 Using GetSchema on a Connection
5.2 Using MySqlCommand
5.3 Using the Windows Native Authentication Plugin
5.4 Writing a Custom Authentication Plugin
5.5 Using Connector/NET with Table Caching
5.6 Using the Connector/NET with Prepared Statements
5.6.1 Preparing Statements in Connector/NET
5.7 Accessing Stored Procedures with Connector/NET
5.7.1 Using Stored Routines from Connector/NET
5.8 Handling BLOB Data With Connector/NET
5.8.1 Preparing the MySQL Server
5.8.2 Writing a File to the Database
5.8.3 Reading a BLOB from the Database to a File on Disk
5.9 Asynchronous Methods
5.10 Using the Connector/NET Interceptor Classes
5.11 Handling Date and Time Information in Connector/NET
5.11.1 Fractional Seconds
5.11.2 Problems when Using Invalid Dates
5.11.3 Restricting Invalid Dates
5.11.4 Handling Invalid Dates
5.11.5 Handling NULL Dates
5.12 Using the MySqlBulkLoader Class
5.13 Using the Connector/NET Trace Source Object
5.13.1 Viewing MySQL Trace Information
5.13.2 Building Custom Listeners
5.14 Binary and Nonbinary Issues
5.15 Character Set Considerations for Connector/NET
5.16 Using Connector/NET with Crystal Reports
5.16.1 Creating a Data Source
5.16.2 Creating the Report
5.16.3 Displaying the Report
5.17 ASP.NET Provider Model
5.18 Working with Partial Trust / Medium Trust
5.18.1 Evolution of Partial Trust Support Across Connector/NET Versions
5.18.2 Configuring Partial Trust with Connector/NET Library Installed in GAC
5.18.3 Configuring Partial Trust with Connector/NET Library Not Installed in GAC
6 Connector/NET Tutorials
6.1 Tutorial: An Introduction to Connector/NET Programming
6.1.1 The MySqlConnection Object
6.1.2 The MySqlCommand Object
6.1.3 Working with Decoupled Data
6.1.4 Working with Parameters
6.1.5 Working with Stored Procedures
6.2 Tutorial: Connector/NET ASP.NET Membership and Role Provider
6.3 Tutorial: Connector/NET ASP.NET Profile Provider
6.4 Tutorial: Web Parts Personalization Provider
6.5 Tutorial: Simple Membership Web Provider
6.6 Tutorial: Using an Entity Framework Entity as a Windows Forms Data Source
6.7 Tutorial: Data Binding in ASP.NET Using LINQ on Entities
6.8 Tutorial: Generating MySQL DDL from an Entity Framework Model
6.9 Tutorial: Basic CRUD Operations with Connector/NET
6.10 Tutorial: Configuring SSL with Connector/NET
6.10.1 Using PEM Certificates in Connector/NET
6.10.2 Using PFX Certificates in Connector/NET
6.11 Tutorial: Using MySqlScript
7 Connector/NET for Entity Framework
7.1 Entity Framework 6 Support
7.2 Entity Framework Core Support
7.2.1 Creating a Database with Code First in EF Core
7.2.2 Scaffolding an Existing Database in EF Core
7.2.3 Configuring Character Sets and Collations in EF Core
8 Connector/NET API Reference
8.1 Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore Namespace
8.2 MySql.Data.EntityFramework Namespace
8.3 MySql.Data.EntityFrameworkCore Namespace
8.4 MySql.Data.MySqlClient Namespace
8.5 MySql.Data.MySqlClient.Authentication Namespace
8.6 MySql.Data.MySqlClient.Interceptors Namespace
8.7 MySql.Data.MySqlClient.Memcached Namespace
8.8 MySql.Data.MySqlClient.Replication Namespace
8.9 MySql.Data.Types Namespace
8.10 MySql.Web Namespace
9 Connector/NET Support
9.1 Connector/NET Community Support
9.2 How to Report Connector/NET Problems or Bugs
10 Connector/NET FAQ