5.1 Connecting to MySQL Using Connector/Net

5.1.1 Creating a Connector/Net Connection String
5.1.2 Handling Connection Errors
5.1.3 Using GetSchema on a Connection

All interaction between a .NET application and the MySQL server is routed through a MySqlConnection object. Before your application can interact with the server, it must instantiate, configure, and open a MySqlConnection object.

Even when using the MySqlHelper class, a MySqlConnection object is created by the helper class.

This section describes how to connect to MySQL using the MySqlConnection object.