Bug #43396 MysqlConnection() undefined, Import Mysql.data.MysqlClient not work
Submitted: 4 Mar 2009 23:12 Modified: 6 Apr 2009 14:29
Reporter: Thomas Lee Email Updates:
Status: Can't repeat Impact on me:
Category:Connector / NET Severity:S1 (Critical)
Version:5,2 OS:Windows (XP ver 2002, SP2)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: MysqlConnection () not recognized

[4 Mar 2009 23:12] Thomas Lee
I installed Net/connector 5.2 with MySql server 5.0
run in Visual Studio 2005 Express or VS 2003 edition
VB code as follow

Imports System.ComponentModel
Imports System.Drawing
Imports System.Windows.Forms
Imports System.Data
Imports Mysql.Data.MySqlClient
Imports System

Private Sub cbDataReader_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles cbDataReader.Click

        Dim SQL As String = "Select EmployeeId, LastName, FirstName,  
           Title,BirthDate from Employees"
        Dim aDate As DateTime
        Dim Connectionstring As String

        ConnectionString = "server=;" _
           & "uid=Thomas;" _
           & "pwd=system2;" _
           & "database=northwind;" '_

        Dim oConn As New MysqlConnection(Connectionstring)
        Dim oCmd As New MysqlCommand(SQL, oConn)
        Dim oRD As MysqlDataReader
        Dim lvItem As ListViewItem

        Call lvEmps.Items.Clear()
            oRD = oCmd.ExecuteReader(CommandBehavior.CloseConnection)
            Do While (oRD.Read())
                lvItem = New ListViewItem(oRD.Item("EmployeeId").ToString)

                'need to format date field
                aDate = oRD.GetDateTime(oRD.GetOrdinal("BirthDate"))
                Call lvEmps.Items.Add(lvItem)

        End Try

    End Sub

When compile, said "MySqlConnection" not define, so oConn.Open() failed
But I already imports Mysql.Data.. 

How to repeat:
In VS 2005 express edition, repeat above code and form
[5 Mar 2009 8:37] Tonci Grgin
Hi Thomas and thanks for your report.

I do not have express edition nor do I have a place to put it in so please try adding using MySql.Data; too and see if it helps.
[5 Mar 2009 8:58] Tonci Grgin
Pardon me, not "using" but "imports". However I see no immediate error in your test case comparing it to mine:
Imports MySql.Data.MySqlClient
    Dim strcon, strSQL As String
    Dim objConnector As MySqlConnection
    Dim objDR As MySqlDataAdapter
    Dim objDT As DataTable
    Dim objCommand As MySqlCommand
    Dim str As String
    Dim objMysqlEx As MySqlException
    Dim i As Integer
    Dim strJaps, strEnglish, strHeb As String
    strcon = "User ID=root;Password=**;Host=**;Database=test;Port=**"
    objConnector = New MySqlConnection(strcon)

works as expected in VS2005Pro.

What says "Properties/References" of you project? Is MySQL.Data there?
[18 Mar 2009 20:36] Thomas Lee
I already Imports as you suggest. In VS 2005 Express,it may due to its 
simplified version of Professional but why it is not work in VS 2003 edition either. Both I have same "undefined" message.

[18 Mar 2009 20:58] Thomas Lee
The Mysql.data is not shown in property/reference of Prj
[18 Mar 2009 21:26] Thomas Lee
Additional message is "Imports Mysql..." not found. In Window / ODBC, if I try 
to add one connection , I dont see Net/ connector driver exist except older 
3.51 driver.
Are the both drivers co-exist cause problem ?
[6 Apr 2009 14:29] Tonci Grgin
Thomas, you should be able to add reference, if in no other way, then by browsing your disk for MySQL.data.dll. I can not repeat this problem, sorry.

Having MyODBC connector 3.51 and .NET connector on same box is of no relevance and they in no way interfere with each other.