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Chapter 5 Connector/Net Programming

Table of Contents     [+/-]

5.1 Connecting to MySQL Using Connector/Net
5.2 Creating a Connector/Net Connection String     [+/-]
5.3 Using MySqlCommand
5.4 Using Connector/Net with Connection Pooling
5.5 Using the Windows Native Authentication Plugin
5.6 Writing a Custom Authentication Plugin
5.7 MySQL Fabric Support
5.8 Using Connector/Net with Table Caching
5.9 Using the Connector/Net with Prepared Statements     [+/-]
5.10 Accessing Stored Procedures with Connector/Net     [+/-]
5.11 Handling BLOB Data With Connector/Net     [+/-]
5.12 Asynchronous methods
5.13 Using the Connector/Net Interceptor Classes
5.14 Handling Date and Time Information in Connector/Net     [+/-]
5.15 Using the MySqlBulkLoader Class
5.16 Using the MySQL Connector/Net Trace Source Object     [+/-]
5.17 Binary/Nonbinary Issues
5.18 Character Set Considerations for Connector/Net
5.19 Using Connector/Net with Crystal Reports     [+/-]
5.20 ASP.NET Provider Model
5.21 Working with Partial Trust / Medium Trust     [+/-]

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.

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