MySQL Tools for Visual Studio 1.0.1

MySQL Tools for Visual Studio is a plug-in for Visual Studio 2005 which allows developer to maintain database structures and objects all from within the Visual Studio environment. Please note that as of this release, data-driven applications including use of the DataSet designer are not supported.


To use the plugin you must have the following items installed:

  • Visual Studio 2005 (Express products are not supported)
  • .NET 2.0 (this is installed as part of Visual Studio 2005)
  • You also need access to an installation of MySQL Server 4.0 or later.


Once installed, using the plugin is very simple.

  1. Create a new connection to MySQL by choose either the Tools -> Connect to Database menu option or clicking the Connect To Database button in Server Explorer.
  2. On the Connect to Database dialog, you can choose MySQL as your data source and click Continue.
  3. Enter your credentials for the selected database server and choose ok.
  4. Once connected, the database objects (tables, stored procedures, etc) will appear in Server Explorer.
  5. You can manipulate these objects using context menus by right clicking on them in Server Explorer.

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