Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Connector/Net 5.1.0 Alpha has been released.

Today we've announced the availability of Connector/Net 5.1.0 Alpha.  This is a very exciting release for us as it's the first time we've made available our ASP.Net 2.0 web providers and our compact framework support.  This release also folds in our Tools for Visual Studio into a single installer. 

To that end, we are dropping Tools for Visual Studio as as separate download.  Going forward, you can select Visual Studio integration as an option directly from the Connector/Net installer.  All the same functionality is there, but packaging the products in this way will simplify bug fixes to the products and give our users a better out of box experience.

We encourage anyone using our products to try out this latest release and let us know what you think.  You can read our official release announcement here.


  1. I wish you would provide either a source code zip or an svn link to Connector 5.1.0. It would be nice for those of us using the Visual Studio Express edition that fails install (bug already reported and fixed in unreleased 5.1.1).

  2. I tried mysql connector 5.1.0 with mono 1.2.4 (newest release),

    my program is a little csharp program :

    string connStr = "server=...";
    conn = new MySqlConnection( connStr );

    the compile result shows:

    WARNING **: The class System.Data.Common.DbConnection could not be loaded, used in System.Data, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089
    ex1.cs(7,17): error CS0246: The type or namespace name `MySqlConnection' could not be found. Are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?

    After digging this problem by google, my temporary conclusion is that mono lacks System.Data.Common.DbConnection, but I dont know why mono does not support this package.

    However, I also tried mysql connector 1.0.9 with mono 1.2.4 (newest release), it works.

    Can anyone show me a way to let mysql connector 5.1.0 works with mono 1.2.4 ?

    Thank you very much.


  3. If you copy the mono 2.0 version of Sys.Data, it will work. You can find this in <prefix>/lib/mono/2.0/. The prefix for me was /usr.

    HTH, Martin