MySQL Connector/Net Developer Guide  /  Connector/Net Versions

Chapter 2 Connector/Net Versions

There are several versions of MySQL Connector/Net currently available:

  • Connector/Net 8.0 is a continuation of Connector/Net 7.0, but now named to synchronize the first digit of the version number with the (highest) MySQL server version it supports. This version includes the following packages: MySql.Data (main package), MySql.Web, MySql.Data.EntityFrameworkCore, and MySql.Data.EntityFrameworkCore.Design.

  • Connector/Net 7.0 includes support for the X DevAPI.

  • Connector/Net 6.10 includes Entity Framework Core 1.1 support and enables compression in the .NET Core version of the driver for expanded cross-platform support to Linux and macOS when using .NET Core framework.

  • Connector/Net 6.9 includes new features such as a MySQL Personalization provider, SiteMap Web provider, a simple Membership Web provider, and support for MySQL for Visual Studio 1.2.

  • Connector/Net 6.8 includes new features such as Entity Framework 6 support, added idempotent script for Entity Framework 6 migrations, changed EF migration history table to use a single column as primary key, removed installer validation when MySQL for Visual Studio is installed, and support for MySQL for Visual Studio 1.1.

The following table shows the .NET Framework and .NET Core versions required, and the MySQL Server version supported by Connector/Net:

Table 2.1 Connector/Net Requirements for Related Products

Connector/Net versionADO.NET version supported.NET Framework version requiredMySQL Server version supportedCurrently supported
8.0

(8.0.8 is the initial release.)

2.x+4.5.x for VS 2013 / 2015 / 2017, .NET Core 1.1 for VS 2015 / 20178.0, 5.7, 5.6, 5.5Yes
7.02.x+4.5.x for VS 2013 / 2015 / 2017, .NET Core 1.1 for VS 2015 / 20175.7, 5.6, 5.5, 5.1Yes
6.102.x+4.5.2 for VS 2013 / 2015 / 2017, .NET Core 1.1 for VS 2015 / 20175.7, 5.6, 5.5, 5.1Yes
6.92.x+3.5+ for VS 2008, 4.x+ for VS 2010 / 2012 / 2013, WinRT for VS 2012 / 20135.7, 5.6, 5.5, 5.1, 5.0Yes
6.82.x+3.5+ for VS 2008, 4.x+ for VS 2010 / 2012 / 2013, WinRT for VS 2012 / 20135.7, 5.6, 5.5, 5.1, 5.0Yes

Note

Version numbers for MySQL products are formatted as X.Y.Z, where Z=0 indicates Alpha, Z=1 indicates Beta, Z=2 indicates Beta or RC, Z>3 indicates RC or GA, and Z=>4 indicates GA. However, Windows tools (Control Panel, properties display) may show the version numbers as XX.YY.ZZ. For example, the official MySQL formatted version number 5.0.9 may be displayed by Windows tools as 5.00.09. The two versions are the same; only the number display format is different.

The following versions of MySQL Connector/Net are no longer supported:

  • Connector/Net 6.7 includes new features such as Entity Framework 5 support, built-in Load Balancing (to be used with a back end implementing either MySQL Replication or MySQL Clustering), a Memcached client (compatible with Innodb Memcached plugin) and support for Windows Runtime (WinRT) to write store apps. This version also removes all features related to Visual Studio Integration, which are provided in a separate product, MySQL for Visual Studio.

    This version of Connector/Net is no longer supported.

  • Connector/Net 6.6 includes new features such as stored procedure debugging in Microsoft Visual Studio, support for pluggable authentication including the ability to write your own authentication plugins, Entity Framework 4.3 Code First support, and enhancements to partial trust support to allow hosting services to deploy applications without installing the Connector/Net library in the GAC.

    This version of Connector/Net is no longer supported.

  • Connector/Net 6.5 includes new features such as interceptor classes for exceptions and commands, support for the MySQL 5.6+ fractional seconds feature, better partial-trust support, and better IntelliSense, including auto-completion when editing stored procedures or .mysql files.

    This version of Connector/Net is no longer supported.

  • Connector/Net 6.4 includes new features such as support for Windows authentication (when connecting to MySQL Server 5.5+), table caching on the client side, simple connection fail-over support, and improved SQL generation from the Entity Framework provider.

    This version of Connector/Net is no longer supported.

  • Connector/Net 6.3 includes new features such as integration with Visual Studio 2010, such as the availability of DDL T4 template for Entity Framework, and a custom MySQL SQL Editor. Other features include refactored transaction scope: Connector/Net now supports nested transactions in a scope where they use the same connection string.

    This version of Connector/Net is no longer supported.

  • Connector/Net 6.2 includes new features such as a new logging system and client SSL certificates.

    This version of Connector/Net is no longer supported.

  • Connector/Net 6.1 includes new features such as the MySQL Website Configuration Tool, and a Session State Provider.

    This version of Connector/Net is no longer supported.

  • Connector/Net 6.0 includes support for UDF schema collection, Initial Entity Framework, and use of the traditional SQL Server buttons in Visual Studio for keys, indexes, and so on.

    This version of Connector/Net is no longer supported.

  • Connector/Net 5.2 includes support for a new membership/role provider, Compact Framework 2.0, a new stored procedure parser and improvements to GetSchema. Connector/Net 5.2 also includes the Visual Studio Plugin as a standard installable component.

    This version of Connector/Net is no longer supported.

  • Connector/Net 5.1 includes support for a new membership/role provider, Compact Framework 2.0, a new stored procedure parser and improvements to GetSchema. Connector/Net 5.1 also includes the Visual Studio Plugin as a standard installable component.

    This version of Connector/Net is no longer supported.

  • Connector/Net 5.0 includes full support for the ADO.NET 2.0 interfaces and subclasses, includes support for the usage advisor and performance monitor (PerfMon) hooks.

    This version of Connector/Net is no longer supported.

  • Connector/Net 1.0 includes full compatibility with the ADO.NET driver interface.

    This version of Connector/Net is no longer supported.

The following table shows the .NET Framework version required and the MySQL Server version supported by Connector/Net:

Table 2.2 Connector/Net Requirements for Related Products

Connector/Net versionADO.NET version supported.NET Framework version requiredMySQL Server version supportedCurrently supported
6.72.x+2.x+ for VS 2008, 4.x+ for VS 2010 / 2012 / 2013, WinRT for VS 2012 / 20135.7, 5.6, 5.5, 5.1, 5.0No
6.62.x+2.x+ for VS 2008, 4.x+ for VS 2010 / 2012 / 20135.7, 5.6, 5.5, 5.1, 5.0No
6.52.x+2.x+ for VS 2008, 4.x+ for VS 20105.7, 5.6, 5.5, 5.1, 5.0No
6.42.x+2.x+, 4.x+ for VS 20105.6, 5.5, 5.1, 5.0No
6.32.x+2.x+, 4.x+ for VS 20105.6, 5.5, 5.1, 5.0No
6.22.x+2.x+5.6, 5.5, 5.1, 5.0, 4.1No
6.12.x+2.x+5.6, 5.5, 5.1, 5.0, 4.1No
6.02.x+2.x+5.5, 5.1, 5.0, 4.1No
5.22.x+2.x+5.5, 5.1, 5.0, 4.1No
5.12.x+2.x+5.5, 5.1, 5.0, 4.1, 4.0No
5.02.x+2.x+5.0, 4.1, 4.0No
1.01.x1.x5.0, 4.1, 4.0No


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