Posts Tagged ‘MYSQL’

Takeaway: The popular MySQL database application is no stranger to the Microsoft Windows platform. You can use ODBC to connect to MySQL databases with ASP.NET.

Considered the “world’s most popular open source database,” MySQL has come a long way from its beginnings as a no-frills, low-cost database server to one that powers high-volume Web sites and critical business systems. If you’re an ASP.NET developer, though, there’s always been one tiny glitch: MySQL was originally targeted at applications on the UNIX platform, with Windows support a secondary priority.

Today, however, the Windows version of MySQL is as full-featured and stable as the UNIX version, and it is considered a viable database server for Windows development. Let’s look at how you can use ODBC to connect to MySQL databases within the .NET Framework.