dotConnect for MySQL, formerly known as MyDirect .NET, is an enhanced data provider for MySQL that builds on ADO.NET technology to present a complete solution for developing MySQL-based database applications. As part of the Devart database application development framework, dotConnect for MySQL offers both high performance native connectivity to the MySQL database and a number of innovative development tools and technologies.
dotConnect for MySQL introduces new approaches for designing application architecture, boosts productivity, and leverages database application implementation.
By providing access to the most advanced database functionality, dotConnect for MySQL allows developers to harness the full capabilities of the MySQL server and optimize their database applications. dotConnect for MySQL stands out as the set of components with the widest support of MySQL functionality.
dotConnect for MySQL has widest possible connectivity options. It can operate in Direct mode without MySQL client library and in Client mode with usage of libmysql.dll. dotConnect for MySQL utilizes Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol, Secure Shell (SSH) protocol, as well as connections through proxy servers and HTTP tunnels. dotConnect for MySQL supports all MySQL server versions since 3.23, including MySQL Embedded Server.
The goal of dotConnect for MySQL is to enable developers to write efficient and flexible database applications. The dotConnect for MySQL assemblies are implemented using optimized code and advanced data access algorithms. Components undergo comprehensive performance tests and are designed to help you write thin and efficient product data access layers.
dotConnect for MySQL supports new ADO.NET features and technologies as soon as they are released. This includes base-class-based provider model, provider factories, connection string builder, metadata schemas, asynchronous commands, pooling enhancements, batch update support, provider-specific types, server enumeration, database change notification support and so on. dotConnect for MySQL will continue supporting the newest standards and innovations of the .NET Framework.
dotConnect for MySQL has rich set of design time tools that leverage the development process greatly. Particularly, there are convenient design time component editors, wizards and managers for typed MySQL-specific components, toolset for live data binding and much more. dotConnect for MySQL integrates tightly with Visual Studio 2005/2008/2010, Delphi, and SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence Solutions. Last, but not least, there is dbForge Fusion for MySQL to design your database schema and manipulate table data - all within your favorite IDE.
dotConnect for MySQL has extra components designed to simplify some tasks and support MySQL-specific technologies. Particularly, MySqlScript serves to execute series of SQL statements, MySqlLoader serves to load external data into MySQL databases, and MySqlDump serves to backup or restore a whole database or its parts.