MySQLDirect .NET Data Provider version 4.00 Released!

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MySQLDirect .NET Data Provider version 4.00 Released!

Post by Devart » Mon 16 Apr 2007 12:03

Dear users,

Core Lab team is glad to announce a release of the new MySQLDirect .NET version 4.00.
The new MySQLDirect .NET is based on a new engine and emphasize design-time development and data management.
The new version conceptually redesigns MySqlDataTable component abilities and usage patterns, improve database application
design-time features, reveal advanced .NET Framework 2.0 features, and introduce a lot of server-specific features.

More information on this below.

Application development enhancement
  • Added DataSet Manager to control dataset instances in the project
  • Added DataSet Editor for convenient datasets manipulation
  • New MySqlDataSet class to use with MySqlDataTable
  • New component DataLink added for flexible data binding
  • New capabilities added to MySqlDataTable class
  • Added capability for cross-form components cooperation
  • Design time visualization extended
  • Supported addin, DataSet Wizard, and MySQL Developer tools integration with Borland Developer Studio
.NET 2 features
  • Added MySqlDependency class to support Database Change Notification
  • Added MySqlDataSourceEnumerator class to support Server Enumeration feature
  • Added support for Batch Update in MySqlDataAdapter
  • Added support for returning provider-specific types in MySqlDataReader and MySqlDataAdapter
Other features
  • SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence Solutions supported
  • Added data provider and set of data access modules for DotNetNuke
  • Added MySqlSelectStatement class for building SELECT statements
  • Added MySqlDecimal class to represent MySQL DECIMAL type
  • Added MySqlBinaryString class to represent BINARY and VARBINARY type
  • Added list of hosts in connection form and connection properties
  • Added MySqlLoader.LoadTable() method
  • Base level classes moved to the new assembly CoreLab.Data.dll
  • New demo projects added
  • Added DbLoader class that serves to load external data into database
  • Added MySQLDirect .NET information to Visual Studio 2005 splash screen and About box
MySQL Developer Tools 2.00 improvements
  • Added stored procedure and SQL script debuggers
  • Added a project management framework for bookmarking related scripts and organizing database developments
  • Enhanced SQL Editor with context-sensitive code completion, code navigation, incremental search, and more
  • Enhanced working with data, including possibility to print data directly from data editor
  • Added search in object data and stored procedure source code
  • Added an extensive collection of SQL and stored routine code templates
  • Added fully customizable keyboard mapping schemes
  • Completely redesigned Security Manager to control user accounts
  • Added a Session Manager for controlling and analyzing user sessions
  • Added a Service Manager to find and control MySQL services
Please see MySQLDirect .NET 4.00 Press Release from Company News page.

Please try the new version of MySQLDirect .NET 4.00 that can be downloaded at

To participate in discussion about the new MySQLDirect .NET version, visit the Core Lab support forums
at or e-mail the developers directly.
We're looking forward to your comments and suggestions.

Core Lab development team