MySQLDirect .NET 2.00 Released
Core Lab announced the release of MySQLDirect .NET 2.00, an ADO.NET data provider for direct access to the MySQL database server for the Microsoft .NET Framework.
MySQLDirect .NET can access MySQL server either using the native MySQL network protocol directly or through the MySQL client library.
MySQLDirect .NET provides functionality for connecting to the MySQL database, executing commands, and retrieving results. Those results can be processed directly, or placed in an ADO.NET DataSet for further processing while in a disconnected state. While in the DataSet data can be exposed to the user, combined with other data from multiple sources, or passed remotely between tiers. Any processing performed on the data while in the DataSet can then be reconciled to the MySQL database.
The main feature of this new version is that MySQLDirect .NET can access the MySQL database server using the native MySQL network protocol directly.
Also, a new database explorer, DBExplorer, is integrated in Visual Studio.NET. This provides functionality to view, create, and manipulate database connections, schema objects, and data using a grid-based editor. MySQLDirect .NET 2.00 also offers transferred data compression and Unicode support.
The standard edition includes ADO.NET core classes and classes for native data types only. The professional edition includes additional classes, design-time extensions, and wizards.
Support for Microsoft ASP.NET Web Matrix and Borland Delphi 8 was also added.
MySQLDirect .NET is licensed per developer and registered users can deploy royalty free run-time assemblies with executable applications. Free support is provided for registered users. A trial version is available for free download from the Core Lab Web site.
Price: MySQLDirect .NET 2.00 Standard, US$99; MySQLDirect .NET 2.00 Professional, US$149. Upgrade from version 1, US$39.
Web Site: http://www.crlab.com