Today we have released the first build of MySQL Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 1.1 -- a downloadable plug-in for Visual Studio 2005 that allows Windows developers to quickly build MySQL data-driven applications with Visual Studio. With this plug-in, developers will be able to create, modify and manage MySQL database objects with an easy-to-use interface from within the Visual Studio IDE. This product is delivered as a package compatible with Visual Studio 2005 and delivers the following features:
This release builds on the original 1.0 plugin by adding support for using the DataSource wizard and the DataSet designer in Visual Studio 2005. The Data Source wizard can be found by choosing Data|Add Data Source from the Visual Studio menu. It provides a way to connect the generic data-handling capabilities of Visual Studio to our provider. Once a data source is added then custom datasets can be created using the DataSet Designer. Using this designer, you can drag and drop database tables onto the design surface and use the created TableAdapter classes to populate the tables.
MySQL will be presenting a webinar showing these new capabilities. You can find the details of this webinar and register for the event at http://www.mysql.com/news-and-events/web-seminars/mysql-tools-vs.php.
MySQL Tools for Visual Studio binaries are currently available under a no-charge license. We plan to release the source code and are currently determining what license the source code will be placed under. The plug-in
can be downloaded from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/visual-studio-plugin/1.0.html.
Thank you for your time and effort in checking out this product. Please don't hesitate to use the following resources for posting your bug reports, questions, or concerns.