Bug #30328 cannot see mysql in data sources visual web developer 2008 express
Submitted: 9 Aug 2007 8:44 Modified: 12 Sep 2008 16:47
Reporter: Demetrios Demetriou Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
None 
Category:Connector / NET Severity:S1 (Critical)
Version: OS:Microsoft Windows
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: connection/net, data sources, visual web developer 2008 express

[9 Aug 2007 8:44] Demetrios Demetriou
Description:
installed visual web developer 2008 express and mysql 5 and MySQL Connector Net 5.1.2 and registered the MySql.Data.dll. 

When i try to add the database to the database explorer it gives me the add connection window when i change the data source it does not have an option for mysql.

How to repeat:
installed visual web developer 2008 express and mysql 5 and MySQL Connector Net 5.1.2 and registered the MySql.Data.dll. 

try add a database and change the data source mysql is not an option
[9 Aug 2007 11:51] MySQL Verification Team
Thank you for the bug report.
[23 May 2008 11:12] Jasper Rijnbout
Same here with Visual Web Developer 2008 Express, MySql 5.0 and MySql connector/net 5.2.2.
Accessing DB bij code works fine, but "database explorer" functionality in VWD2008E doesn't show anything MySql related.
Should this be working, or is it simply a limitation of the VS Express editions?
[31 Jul 2008 1:48] Ron Del Rosario
Is an update to this problem? I also have VWD 08 install with the 5.2.2 connector.
[9 Aug 2008 7:34] naren gokal
Hi, 

For the below Bug Report, is there a fix ?? 

"installed visual web developer 2008 express and mysql 5 and MySQL Connector Net 5.1.2 and
registered the MySql.Data.dll. 

When i try to add the database to the database explorer it gives me the add connection
window when i change the data source it does not have an option for mysql."

Thanks
Naren
[9 Aug 2008 7:34] naren gokal
Hi, 

For the below Bug Report, is there a fix ?? 

"installed visual web developer 2008 express and mysql 5 and MySQL Connector Net 5.1.2 and
registered the MySql.Data.dll. 

When i try to add the database to the database explorer it gives me the add connection
window when i change the data source it does not have an option for mysql."

Thanks
Naren
[12 Sep 2008 16:47] Reggie Burnett
Closing this bug report.  Have asked my MS colleagues if this is possible. If so, will create a worklog to implement this.
[28 Oct 2009 22:55] danny companez
What is the status of this bug? 

I have installed VWD 2008, MySql 5.4, My SQL Connector 6.1.2. Right clicking on Solution Explorer and "add reference" I see 4 entries "MySql.Data", "MySql.Data.CF", "MySql.Data,Entity" and "MySql.web". All show a version of 6.1.2, so I figure that I have installed the connector properly.

I then go into Database Explorer to add the connection, When I select "Change..." there is no option for MySql?

The last update on this bug is a year ago and doesn't really help me.
[6 Feb 2010 4:46] Nathan Pruett
VWD 2008, MySQL 5.1, MySQL Connector 6.2.2 - Still seeing this bug, even though it's marked "Closed" here.
[6 Feb 2010 7:41] danny companez
After my previous question, I bit the bullet and paid for Visual Studio. The connector works just fine with that, and shows up just like you would expect. I suppose that Microsoft is giving VWD away for free, so they don't allow other database connectors.
[22 Dec 2011 14:14] sdaf dsafasdf
vwd 2010 still connot connect to MYSQL. Please help