Bug #69403 MySql Datasource or MySql .net framework is not found server explorer window
Submitted: 5 Jun 2013 9:50 Modified: 10 Jun 2013 5:37
Reporter: thirumurugan jegadeesan Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:Connector / NET Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:6.7.3 OS:Windows (7 x64 )
Assigned to: Fernando Gonzalez.Sanchez CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: mysqlnet connect version 6.7.3 or Making a Connection or visual studio plugin in

[5 Jun 2013 9:50] thirumurugan jegadeesan
hai team,

I installed MySQL Connector Net 6.7.3 on 04-Jun-2013. I added the dll MySql.Data as a reference in Visual studio 2008 .net framework sp1. I am able to connect to mysql 5.5.8 succesfully through c# code.when  i try to connect the mysql via server explorer in visual studio 2008, i am unable to find the datasource of mysqldatabase. 

Please address this ASAP and let em know whehter it is a bug in 'mysqlnet connect version 6.7.3' or i need to follow some other steps.

System info:
windows 7 64OS

How to repeat:
Steps to reproduce:
1. open server explorer in visual studio 2008 
2. Right click 'Data Coonections' and select 'Add Connection'.
3. In Add connection window click 'Change' button of datasource.
4. List of Data sources will be listed. 
5. In that 'MySql Database' is missing. per my understading it should appears as shown in the link http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/connector-net-visual-studio-making-a-connection.htm...
6. Although i selected '<other>' in datasource window i didnt find .net framework mysql provider in 'data provider' window.
[5 Jun 2013 10:02] thirumurugan jegadeesan
hi all,

Plese do reply for this post as i m in need of it.
[5 Jun 2013 12:55] MySQL Verification Team
Hello thirumurugan,

Thank you for the report.
Verified as described.

[7 Jun 2013 15:17] Fernando Gonzalez.Sanchez

As stated in the release notes for Connector/NEt 6.7.x, it does no longer includes  the Visual Studio Integration: that functionality was split into a different product: MySql for Visual Studio, this product will be released at the same time than 6.7 GA (probably a few weeks away) thru MySql Windows Installer.
This change only affects Connector/NET version 6.7 and beyond.

If you cannot wait that time, you may want to install the 6.6.5 which still includes VS integration.
[10 Jun 2013 5:37] thirumurugan jegadeesan
Hi Fernando Gonzalez Sanchez,

Thanks for your prompt reply. i will download Connector/NET version 6.6.5 and use them until Connector/NET version 6.7 is released.

Thirumurugan Jagadeessan
[3 Jul 2013 15:33] Fernando Gonzalez.Sanchez
As a follow up, MySql for Visual Studio has been released: