Thursday Aug 28, 2014

HowTo Video: Using MySQL ASP.NET MVC Project Wizard

MySQL for Visual Studio 1.2.x recently became a GA version. One of the main features included in this version was the new MySQL ASP.NET MVC Wizard. This wizard allows the creation of a new ASP.NET MVC application using a MySQL existing database and a data entity model with Entity Framework 5 or 6 version. In this video you will see this feature in action and will show you how to generate a complete MVC application that includes authentication, registration and browsable pages for each table in your MySQL database without any code needed.[Read More]

Friday Aug 15, 2014

Refreshing imported MySQL data with MySQL for Excel

Welcome to another blogpost from the MySQL for Excel Team. This time we're going to talk about a new feature included since MySQL for Excel 1.3.0, now we maintain the link between imported Excel tables and its data source. Now, with this new feature we'll show you how easy is to work with the latest available information at all times.

We would like to remind you, our latest GA or maintenance version can be installed using the MySQL Installer or optionally you can download directly any GA or non-GA version from the MySQL Developer Zoneyour feedback is very important for us, so drop us a message with your comments, suggestions for this or other features and follow us at our social media channels:


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How To: Using SimpleMembershipProvider with MySql Connector/Net.

How to configure SimpleMembership with MySql is explained in this post, as well as how to use OAuth with external providers to access an application providing external credentials.
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Friday Aug 08, 2014

HowTo: Using the MySQL debugger inside the Visual Studio IDE

One of the most used tools that we, developers look up for when finding bugs is: a good debugging tool. MySQL for Visual Studio offers a really good integration with all of the debugging tools that Visual Studio already delivers for the .NET framework code.
A good interactive set of tools are available for debugging any application code. These same tools are ready to be used from a routine with MySQL code.

In this post we will be showing how to use the debugger of MySQL for Visual Studio plugin in a very simple routine, but it will be more than enough to show all the tools that exists within this MySQL Debugging tool.
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Thursday Aug 07, 2014

MySQL for Visual Studio 1.2.3 GA has been released

MySQL for Visual Studio is a product that includes all of the Visual Studio integration functionality to create and manage MySQL databases when developing .NET applications. The 1.2.3 version is a General Availability release of this product which is feature complete and is suitable for production environments.

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Collation options for new MySQL schemas and tables created in MySQL for Excel

In this blog post we are going to talk about one of the features included since MySQL for Excel 1.3.0, MySQL for Excel has always let you create new schemas and tables in a MySQL database, in versions lower than 1.3.0 these were created with the default character set and collation defined in the MySQL server. Starting with version 1.3.0 we introduced several features regarding collations:

  • New drop-downs were added that let you to override the default collation for new MySQL schemas and tables.
  • Default collations for each schema can be shownin the schemas list below the schema names.
  • The SQL queries for schemas creation can be previewed or displayed (depending on its global setting).

Remember you can install the latest GA or maintenance version using the MySQL Installer or optionally you can download directly any GA or non-GA version from the MySQL Developer Zone.

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Tuesday Aug 05, 2014

How To Use the MySQL Windows Forms Wizard

MySQL for Visual Studio 1.2 introduces several new features:

  • Web Configuration support for MySQL Personalization Provider.
  • Web Configuration support for MySQL SiteMap Provider.
  • Web Configuration support for MySQL Simple Membership Provider.
  • MySQL ASP.NET MVC Project Wizard.
  • MySQL Windows Forms Project Wizard.

In this post we are going to see the last one, The MySQL Windows Forms Project Wizard, in action.

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Here's where you'll hear about all the new and fun stuff we are doing with MySQL on Windows.


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