dotConnect for MySQL Overview
dotConnect for MySQL, formerly known as MyDirect .NET, is an enhanced ORM-enabled data provider for MySQL that builds on the ADO.NET technology to present a complete solution for developing MySQL-based database applications. It introduces new approaches for designing application architecture, boosts productivity, and leverages database applications.
Fast and Advanced ADO.NET Provider
dotConnect for MySQL offers both high performance connectivity to the MySQL database and a number of innovative development tools and technologies. It supports a wide range of MySQL-specific features, such as secure SSL and SSH connections, embedded server, compression protocol, HTTP tunneling and others.
dotConnect for MySQL provides a vast number of GUI tools that increase your productivity. It integrates into Visual Studio Server Explorer and other tools, and provides advanced visual component editors to simplify component tweaking. DataSet tools, such as DataSet Wizard, DataSet Editor, DataSet Manager, provide you an easy way to create and edit typed and untyped DataSets.
dotConnect for MySQL offers enhanced ORM support with a bundled visual designer for ORM models - Entity Developer. dotConnect for MySQL supports ADO.NET Entity Framework, NHibernate, and LinqConnect (formerly known as LINQ to MySQL) - our own ORM solution, closely compatible to Microsoft LINQ to SQL, while extending its functionality with its own features.
Allows your application to work with MySQL directly via TCP/IP without involving MySQL client library.
Implements Role, Session State, Membership, Profile, Site Map, and other ASP 2.0 providers.
Can be used in conjunction with Microsoft Enterprise Library Data Access Application Block.
Enables Integration Services to export and import data to/from MySQL servers.
Allows per-component tracing of database events with a free dbMonitor application.