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
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,
compression protocol, HTTP tunneling
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.
Supports MySQL servers from 3.23 and
higher on .NET and .NET Compact Framework 2.0 and higher and Mono.
dotConnect for MySQL is the winner of Readers Choice Merit Awards of Visual Studio
Magazine in 2006 and 2007.
dotConnect for MySQL is acknowledged as one of the top Visual Studio .NET products
.. you can choose with
Devart's components, if you wish to develop Linq to (any ADO.NET based database)
like: Linq to MySQL, Linq to MSSQL, Linq to Oracle, Linq to Postgres...
So, Devart was the first around the web, which provided such a tool in a professional
way. In the early days, there have been really big and basic problems. But Now,
this software has become a very well working component. The problems, which are
still in the software, are most very specific problems, which can be handled with
little workarounds. So, what I try to say is, that this software is proved and
works fast and without problems.
If the other components are working this professional way, I don't know.
The question, Linq2... or Entity Framework. You can choose both technologies with
Devart's components. Both technologies are shipped with the installation.
Harald Bacik, Intelli Soft, Owner
LinqConnect and dotConnect for MySQL is simply awesome and mindblowing. I use LINQ
a lot with MSSQL, but now with dotConnect and LinqConnect for MySQL, I see no difference
in performance or coding. Its quick as a snap and truly love it! I don't think there
is a better product in market for using LINQ with MySQL. Thanks Devart!!!
Chetan A. Sharma