MyDirect .NET, formerly known as MySQLDirect .NET, is an enhanced data provider for MySQL that builds on ADO.NET technology to present a complete solution for developing MySQL-based database applications.
MyDirect .NET offers both high performance native connectivity to the MySQL database and a number of innovative development tools and technologies.
MyDirect .NET introduces new approaches for designing application architecture, boosts productivity, and leverages database application implementation.
Wide Coverage of MySQL Features
By providing access to the most advanced database functionality, MyDirect .NET allows developers to harness the full capabilities of the MySQL server and optimize their database applications. MyDirect .NET stands out as the set of components with the widest support of MySQL functionality.
MyDirect .NET has widest possible connectivity options. It can operate in Direct mode without MySQL client library and in Client mode with usage of libmysql.dll. MyDirect .NET utilizes Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol, Secure Shell (SSH) protocol, as well as connections through proxy servers and HTTP tunnels. MyDirect .NET supports all MySQL server versions since 3.23, including MySQL Embedded Server.
The goal of MyDirect .NET is to enable developers to write efficient and flexible database applications. The MyDirect .NET assemblies are implemented using optimized code and advanced data access algorithms. Components undergo comprehensive performance tests and are designed to help you write thin and efficient product data access layers.
Comprehensive Support for ADO.NET Technology Features
MyDirect .NET supports new ADO.NET features and technologies as soon as they are released. This includes base-class-based provider model, provider factories, connection string builder, metadata schemas, asynchronous commands, pooling enhancements, batch update support, provider-specific types, server enumeration, database change notification support and so on. MyDirect .NET will continue supporting the newest standards and innovations of the .NET Framework.
Database Application Development Extensions
MyDirect .NET has rich set of design time tools that leverage the development process greatly. Particularly, there are convenient design time component editors, wizards and managers for typed MySQL-specific components, toolset for live data binding and much more. MyDirect .NET integrates tightly with Visual Studio 2005/2008, Delphi, and SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence Solutions. Last, but not least, there is MyDeveloper Tools to design your database schema and manipulate table data - all within your favorite IDE.
MyDirect .NET has extra components designed to simplify some tasks and support MySQL-specific technologies. Particularly, MySqlScript serves to execute series of SQL statements, MySqlLoader serves to load external data into MySQL databases, and MySqlDump serves to backup or restore a whole database or its parts.
ADO.NET Entity Framework Support
ADO.NET Entity Framework is a conceptual approach to database application development with focus on objects instead of relational data. The flexible architecture of Entity Framework is made up of well-thought layers and modules. Entity Framework optimizes the development process with object-relational mapping, SQL-based entity query language, and LINQ.
MyDirect .NET fully supports the Entity Framework capabilities, which allows you to base your object-oriented applications on MySQL. MyDirect .NET includes a set of demos to use as a starting point. All standard Entity Framework samples can be easily ported to MyDirect .NET.
Both Connected and Disconnected Models
MyDirect .NET combines connected and disconnected data access models in single MySqlDataTable component, which allows you to design more flexible application architecture and use full power of data binding.
- Direct access to MySQL server
- 100% managed code
- High performance
- Easy to deploy
- Supports the latest versions of MySQL server including MySQL Embedded server
- All MySQL data types support
- .NET Compact Framework support
- Entity Framework support
- Operates in both connected and disconnected models
- Powerful MySqlDataTable component as all-in-one table data access solution
- Auxiliary components for SQL scripts and bulk data transfer
- Extra data binding capabilities
- Cross-form components cooperation
- Ability of monitoring query execution