The MySQL Connection String Editor lists and describes all supported connection-string options for the version of MySQL Connector/NET that you have installed. To open the editor from any web-provider page (see the Connection String entry box), click .
By default, the editor lists connection-string options by category
(see the figure that follows). Alternatively, you can sort the
list alphabetically using the sorting buttons provided. The main
list consists of options on the left and values on the right of a
split area. To add a text value, such as the database name, select
the option in the list (
Database, in this
example), and then type the name of the database
sakila) after the cursor. Some
connection-string options have predefined values and show a down
arrow when selected.
When you select a connection-string option, a brief description is shown in an information box below the list. After you add an option value and then select another option, the editor appends the new option/value pair to the existing connection string. Clickto return to the web-provider page, which now includes the modified connection string.
Defined connection strings are automatically loaded and
available in editor, whether they were created manually in
web.config for each application or
previously using this tool.