4.1 Installing and Configuring

MySQL for Visual Studio is a product for Microsoft Windows, and it is installed with MySQL Installer, or alternatively from its own MSI.

Note

Many MySQL for Visual Studio features require MySQL Connector/Net installed on the same system, and MySQL Connector/Net is a separate download.

Requirements

MySQL Connector/Net supports full versions of Visual Studio 2008 and later, although the extent of support is based on your installed versions of MySQL Connector/Net and Visual Studio:

MySQL Connector/Net 6.6 and earlier does not support Express versions of Microsoft development products, including the Visual Studio and the Microsoft Visual Web Developer.

MySQL for Visual Studio does not support Express versions of Microsoft development products, including the Visual Studio and the Microsoft Visual Web Developer.

To use MySQL Connector/Net with an Express versions of Microsoft development products, use MySQL Connector/Net 6.7.4 or later, without installing the MySQL for Visual Studio.

Up till Connector/Net 6.6, the Visual Studio Plugin is part of the main Connector/Net package and is automatically installed together with MySQL Connector/Net. The old Visual Studio Plugin release notes can be found here.