dotConnect for MySQL Reviews

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Vinicius Lima | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 09, 2019

Powerful and very useful tool for MySQL database connection using .net technologies

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dotConnect is a great product that allows us use MySQL with ADO.Net Entity Framework. Usually, SQL Server is considered when using ADO.Net but sometimes MySQL is desirable due to license costs and available functionallities. So, in that cases, our company uses dotConnect when programmers an analysts take the decision of using MySQL. Mainly, it is used integrated to Microsoft Visual Studio to develop Lightswitch based applications.
  • Supports several MySQL features, such as secure connections, SSH and HTTP tunneling.
  • Allows us to consider in our Lightswitch applications the most used relational database in the world
  • Implements Role, Session State, Membership, Profile and other ASP 2.0 providers (essential for Lightswitch applications)
  • Direct connections via TCP/IP to MySQL (no client libraries needed)
  • There is a free version (Express Edition) with basic but essential features
  • Better troubleshooting for errors in Visual Studio integration mode
  • Improvements in performance
  • Documentation could be better
dotConnect for MySQL is suitable if you work with .net technologies and frameworks to develop applications but do not want to use SQL Server. This is a very common scenario and the Express edition can solve this problem if you need only basic connectivity features. If high performance is a crucial requirement for you, it may be a real concern. Maybe paid editions can deliver better performance, but you will need to deal with relevant costs.
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About dotConnect for MySQL

dotConnect for MySQL is an enhanced data provider built over ADO.NET architecture and a development framework with a number of innovative technologies. With state of the art ORM solutions such as Entity Framework and LINQ to SQL, it introduces new approaches for designing applications and boosts productivity of database application development.

dotConnect for MySQL Features

Has featureDirect Mode
Has featureFlexible Connectivity dotConnect for MySQL can operate in Direct mode without MySQL client library and in Client mode with usage of libmysql.dll.
Has featureMySQL Advanced Features. Support dotConnect for MySQL allows developers to harness full capabilities of the MySQL server
Has featureDatabase Application Development Extensions. dotConnect for MySQL has a rich set of design time tools that leverage the development process greatly. Particularly, there are convenient design time component editors, wizards and managers, toolset for live data binding, DDEX, and much more.

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dotConnect for MySQL Competitors

Connector/Net, Progress DataDirect Connect, CData MySQL ADO.NET Provider


  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
  • Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
  • Entry-level set up fee?No
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Standard Edition99.95
Professional Edition199.95
Developer Edition249.95
Mobile Standard Edition149.95

dotConnect for MySQL Support Options

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dotConnect for MySQL Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise
Operating Systems: Windows
Mobile Application:No