View Full Version : Connecting to a MySQL DB with .NET

09-06-2006, 04:18 PM
Not sure if this is more of a programming question or a MySQL question but here goes...

I was looking to create a VS.NET program that can connect to a MySQL database on a Linux server. I see that MySQL has some projects that integrate .NET with MySQL but my question is are those projects restricted to using MySQL on a Windows OS or can my program, on a Windows OS, connect remotely to MySQL, on a Linux OS?

I hope I was clear enough. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

09-06-2006, 05:14 PM
you should be able to connect irrespective of OS. You will need to connect via an ODBC connection. Not sure if what you are looking at used ODBC connections or not.

09-06-2006, 05:30 PM
Cool, thanks!

09-06-2006, 06:01 PM
You can also use the Mysql .net connector object: http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/net/1.0.html