Friday Aug 16, 2013

How to: Using MySQL Connector/NET with Windows Store Apps

This post will show how to use Connector/NET and Windows Store Apps in Windows 8 to connect and retrieve data from a MySql Server database.

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Wednesday Jul 31, 2013

MySQL for Windows Store apps

Windows 8 has ushered in the era of Windows Store apps and touch in a Windows OS.  Windows Store apps can be written in a multitude of languages including all .NET languages, Javascript, HTML, and C/C++.  We want to make it easy to write Windows Store apps that connect to the MySQL database.  To that end, we have included Windows Store compatibility in our recent Connector/Net 6.7 release.

 This is done by providing a separate assembly that exposes some of the functionality of the standard Connector/Net provider.   Some of the areas of functionality that is limited or missing as compared to stock Connector/Net are:

  • SSL connections or Windows authentication is not supported
  • MySQLDataAdapter objects are not supported. All access should be through MySQLCommand and MySQLDataReader.
  • Only TCP connections are supported
  • Tracing is not supported
  • GetSchema methods return a different type of object instead of DataTable
  • Some of the constructors have been removed or modified.

You can read more about this at http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/connector-net-rt.html.

We think that Windows Store apps are a key component of the Windows story going forward and we will continue to improve and support development of Windows Store application.  To get started developing apps, please download Connector/Net 6.7 from here and be sure and catch a followup tutorial blog from one of our lead developers Roberto Garcia.

 

Tuesday Jul 16, 2013

Forums available for your questions

We have forums available to help you answer your questions when dealing with our Windows products.  You can post questions, answer other user's questions, and find solutions to your own problems there.   You can find these forums along with many other resources in our Development Zione found at http://dev.mysql.com/.  The forums are located at http://forums.mysql.com/.

 Here are the forum links for our products:

Feel free to post to this forums and answer questions from other users! 

Monday Jul 15, 2013

MySQL Notifier 1.1.4 has been released

The MySQL Windows Experience Team is proud to announce the release of MySQL Notifier version 1.1.4, the  latest addition to the MySQL Installer for Windows.

MySQL Notifier 1.1.4 introduces the following features:

  • Monitoring of services in remote Windows computers (any service, not only MySQL Server services, similar to the local services monitoring offered in MySQL Notifier 1.0.3) via asynchronous Windows Management Instrumentation. Monitored services are grouped by computer name where the topmost is the Localhost. After a service in the Localhost or a remote computer is added to the monitored list, the MySQL Notifier automatically monitors for MySQL Server services addition (this option can be turned-off by users).
  • Monitoring of MySQL Server instances on any platform via a timer configurable by users.  These instances are monitored via MySQL Workbench connections which are automatically shared with the MySQL Notifier. If MySQL Workbench is not installed, the connections are saved and used by the MySQL Notifier and migrated to MySQL Workbench if the latter is installed.

MySQL Notifier is installed using the MySQL Installer for Windows. You can download MySQL Installer from our official Downloads page at http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/installer/.

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Tuesday Jul 02, 2013

MySql Connector/NET 6.7.4 GA has been released

MySQL Connector/Net 6.7.4, a new version of the all-managed .NET driver for MySQL has been released.  This is the GA, is feature complete. It is recommended for production environments.  It is appropriate for use with MySQL server versions 5.0-5.7.

New features include WinRT Connector, Load Balancing support, Entity Framework 5 and Memcached. 

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Friday May 31, 2013

MySql Connector/NET 6.7.3 Beta 2 has been released

MySQL Connector/Net 6.7.3, a new version of the all-managed .NET driver for MySQL has been released.  This is the second beta release intended to introduce users to the new features in the release. This release is feature complete, it should be stable enough for users to understand the new features and how we expect them to work. As is the case with all non-GA releases, it should not be used in any production environment. It is appropriate for use with MySQL server versions 5.0-5.7.[Read More]

Tuesday Apr 30, 2013

MySQL Connector/Net 6.7.2 Beta has been released

MySQL Connector/Net 6.7.2, a new version of the all-managed .NET driver for MySQL has been released.  This is the first beta release intended to introduce users to the new features in the release.  This release is feature complete, it should be stable enough for users to understand the new features and how we expect them to work.  As is the case with all non-GA releases, it should not be used in any production environment.  It is appropriate for use with MySQL server versions 5.0-5.7.[Read More]

Friday Apr 26, 2013

MySQL for Excel 1.1.1 GA has been released

The MySQL Windows Experience Team is proud to announce the release of MySQL for Excel version 1.1.1 GA, the  latest addition to the MySQL Installer for Windows.

MySQL for Excel enables you to directly work with a MySQL database from within Microsoft Excel so you can easily do tasks such as:
  • Importing MySQL Data into Excel
  • Exporting Excel data directly into MySQL to a new or existing table
  • Editing MySQL data directly within Excel

Version 1.1.1 is a maintenance release containing a handful of bug fixes.

You can download it from our official Downloads page at http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/installer/.

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Friday Apr 12, 2013

MySQL Connector/Net 6.7.1 Alpha 2 has been released

MySQL Connector/Net 6.7.1, a new version of the all-managed .NET driver for MySQL has been released.  This is the second of two alpha releases intended to introduce users to the new features in the release.  This release is not feature complete and there are significant limitations but it should be stable enough for users to understand the new features and how we expect them to work.  As is the case with all non-GA releases, it should not be used in any production environment.  It is appropriate for use with MySQL server versions 5.0-5.6

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Saturday Mar 23, 2013

MySQL Connector/Net 6.5.6 Maintenance Release has been released

MySQL Connector/Net 6.5.6, a new maintenance release of our 6.5 series, has been released.  This release is GA quality and is appropriate for use in production environments.  Please note that 6.6 is our latest driver series and is the recommended product for development. It is now available in source and binary form from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/net/#downloads and mirror sites (note that not all mirror sites may be up to date at this point-if you can't find this version on some mirror, please try again later or choose another download site.)
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MySQL Connector/Net 6.7.0 Alpha has been released

MySQL Connector/Net 6.7.0, a new version of the all-managed .NET driver for MySQL has been released.  This is the first of two alpha releases intended to introduce users to the new features in the release.  This release is not feature complete and there are significant limitations but it should be stable enough for users to understand the new features and how we expect them to work.  As is the case with all non-GA releases, it should not be used in any production environment.  It is appropriate for use with MySQL server versions 5.0-5.6

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Wednesday Feb 06, 2013

What's new on MySQL Server 5.6 GA and Connector/Net 6.6.5

MySQL Server 5.6 GA has several new features. These new features are supported in the latest version of Connector/Net 6.6.5. We'll review them into a brief introduction and example about how to use them inside any .Net Application.[Read More]

Tuesday Feb 05, 2013

MySQL Connector/Net 6.6.5 Maintenance Release

A new version for Connector/Net 6.6 has been released. This new 6.6.5 version includes several new features that support the new capabilities included in MySQL Server 5.6, which recently has became at GA state.

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Friday Dec 07, 2012

How To - Guide to Importing Data from a MySQL Database to Excel using MySQL for Excel

Fetching data from a database to then get it into an Excel spreadsheet to do analysis, reporting, transforming, sharing, etc. is a very common task among users. This task can be accomplished in several different ways and with different tools getting the same result; but users may find the process rather complicated, too technical and lengthy. With MySQL for Excel the task of importing data from a MySQL database to an Excel spreadsheet becomes an easy one and accessible to all types of users.  Here is a quick guide describing how to import data to Excel using MySQL for Excel.

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Monday Dec 03, 2012

MySQL Connector/Net 6.5.5 Maintenance Release has been released

MySQL Connector/Net 6.5.5, a new maintenance release of our 6.5 series, has been released.  This release is GA quality and is appropriate for use in production environments.  Please note that 6.6 is our latest driver series and is the recommended product for development. It is now available in source and binary form http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/net/#downloads and mirror sites (note that not all mirror sites may be up to date at this point-if you can't find this version on some mirror, please try again later or choose another download site.)
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