Bug #54571 MySQL Web Configuration Tool icon does not show for VS Web Applications
Submitted: 16 Jun 2010 23:55 Modified: 13 Jul 2010 14:11
Reporter: Max Floden Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:Connector / NET Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:6.3.2 beta OS:Microsoft Windows (Win7 64-bit, Visual Studio 2010)
Assigned to: Reggie Burnett CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: Visual Studio, vs2010, web configuration tool

[16 Jun 2010 23:55] Max Floden
Following these instruction to use the MySQL Web Configuration Tool: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/connector-net-website-config.html

The Icon that should show up in Visual Studio Solution Explorer does not show at all if it is a Web Application Project (default type in VS 2008 and 2010) but only if it is a Web Site Project (default type pre VS 2008). This means the MySQL Web Config Tool will not work for Web Application Projects. 

The only workaround I could figure out is to create a temp Web site Project in VS, do the configuration in Web Config Tool and then copy+paste the changes to my Web Application Project. 

I don't think this is a documentation bug but a bug in the Web Config Tool.

According to this thread other people are having the same problem but I could not find any previous bug reports:

My environment: Windows 7 64-bit, Visual Studio 2010, MySQL Connector/NET 6.3.2 beta.

How to repeat:
Above description should be able to recreate but have not attempted on other machines.
[17 Jun 2010 5:48] Tonci Grgin
Hi Max and thanks for your report.

Assigning to Wlad as he has proper environment.
[30 Jun 2010 20:05] Bugs System
A patch for this bug has been committed. After review, it may
be pushed to the relevant source trees for release in the next
version. You can access the patch from:


821 Reggie Burnett	2010-06-30
      - fixed bug that caused the web site config wizard to not appear when working with web applications
        as opposed to websites (bug #54571).
[30 Jun 2010 20:08] Reggie Burnett
Fixed in 6.1.5, 6.2.4, and 6.3.3+
[1 Jul 2010 21:48] Max Floden
Thanks for quick fix!
[13 Jul 2010 14:11] Tony Bedford
An entry has been added to the 6.1.5, 6.2.4, and 6.3.3 changelogs:

The icon for the MySQL Web Configuration Tool was not displayed in Visual Studio for Web Application Projects.