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Chapter 7 Connector/Net for Windows Store

Starting with version 6.7, MySQL Connector/Net fully supports building .NET for Windows 8.x Store apps (Windows RT Store apps). Windows Store applications are based on .NET Framework, but use a very restrictive subset of that functionality. The main difference is the complete lack of the ADO.NET data subsystem.

The following differences exist between the standard library and the RT library (MySql.Data.RT.dll) in MySQL Connector/Net 6.7:

  • No support for MySqlDataAdapter. MySqlCommand and MySqlDataReader are supported.

  • Connector/Net RT library does not support SSL connections or Windows authentication. Also, SHA256 is not currently supported.

  • Connector/Net RT library only supports TCP connections. Named pipe and shared memory connections are not supported.

  • Connector/Net RT library does not support tracing.

    This version of Connector/Net is no longer supported.

  • Connector/Net RT library does not support load balancing. Command and Exception interceptors are supported.

    This version of Connector/Net is no longer supported.

  • MySqlConnection.GetSchema methods do not return DataTable types. Instead, they return a new object called MySqlSchemaCollection. You can query this object for the schema information. Standard Connector/Net includes support for returning schema information in both DataTable and MySqlSchemaCollection format.

    This version of Connector/Net is no longer supported.

  • Some constructors and other APIs on supported classes may have been removed or altered. Any API that used DataTable, DataSet, or DataRow has been altered or removed.

    This version of Connector/Net is no longer supported.

Using the MySQL Connector/Net RT library is easy. Simply create a Windows Store application using Microsoft Visual Studio and then reference the MySql.Data.RT.dll assembly in your project. The code you write should be exactly the same as for the standard MySQL Connector/Net library (including using the same MySql.Data.MySqlClient namespace), except for the differences listed in this section.


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