MySQL Connector/NET Developer Guide

Chapter 2 Connector/NET Versions

There are several versions of MySQL Connector/NET currently available:

The minimum connector versions that support the TLSv1.2 protocol are Connector/NET 6.10.4 and Connector/NET 8.0.11 (Commercial and Community Editions). In addition, the Microsoft Windows or Microsoft Windows Server host must support TLSv1.2 (enabled manually or by default). Connections made using Windows named pipes or shared memory do not support the TLSv1.2 protocol. For general guidance about configuring the server and clients for encrypted connections, see Configuring MySQL to Use Encrypted Connections.

The following table shows the versions of ADO.NET, .NET (Core and Framework), and MySQL Server that are supported or required by MySQL Connector/NET.

Table 2.1 Connector/NET Requirements

Connector/NET VersionADO.NET Version.NET Version RequiredMySQL ServerSupported?
8.02.x+
  • C/NET 8.0.18+: .NET Core 3.0 for VS 2019 (version 16.3 or higher)

  • C/NET 8.0.17+: .NET Core 2.2 for VS 2017 (version 15.0.9 or higher), .NET Core 2.1 for VS 2017 (version 15.0.7 or higher)

  • C/NET 8.0.10+: .NET Core 2.0 for VS 2017 (version 15.0.3 or higher)

  • C/NET 8.0.8+: .NET Framework 4.5.x for VS 2013 / 2015 / 2017

8.0, 5.7, 5.6Yes
6.102.x+
  • C/NET 6.10.9+: .NET Core 2.2 for VS 2017 (version 15.0.9 or higher), .NET Core 2.1 for VS 2017 (version 15.0.7 or higher)

  • C/NET 6.10.5+: .NET Core 2.0 for VS 2017 (version 15.0.3 or higher)

8.0, 5.7, 5.6Upgrade to 8.0

The following versions of Connector/NET are no longer supported:

The following table shows the .NET Framework version required and the MySQL server version supported by Connector/NET:

Table 2.2 Connector/NET Requirements for Related Products

Connector/NET VersionADO.NET Version Supported.NET Framework Version RequiredMySQL Server Version SupportedCurrently Supported
7.02.x+.NET Core 1.1 for VS 2015 / 2017; .NET Framework 4.5.x for VS 2013 / 2015 / 20175.7, 5.6No
6.92.x+3.5+ for VS 2008, 4.x+ for VS 2010 / 2012 / 2013, WinRT for VS 2012 / 20135.7, 5.6, 5.5No
6.82.x+3.5+ for VS 2008, 4.x+ for VS 2010 / 2012 / 2013, WinRT for VS 2012 / 20135.7, 5.6, 5.5, 5.1, 5.0No
6.72.x+2.x+ for VS 2008, 4.x+ for VS 2010 / 2012 / 2013, WinRT for VS 2012 / 20135.7, 5.6, 5.5, 5.1, 5.0No
6.62.x+2.x+ for VS 2008, 4.x+ for VS 2010 / 2012 / 20135.7, 5.6, 5.5, 5.1, 5.0No
6.52.x+2.x+ for VS 2008, 4.x+ for VS 20105.7, 5.6, 5.5, 5.1, 5.0No
6.42.x+2.x+, 4.x+ for VS 20105.6, 5.5, 5.1, 5.0No
6.32.x+2.x+, 4.x+ for VS 20105.6, 5.5, 5.1, 5.0No
6.22.x+2.x+5.6, 5.5, 5.1, 5.0, 4.1No
6.12.x+2.x+5.6, 5.5, 5.1, 5.0, 4.1No
6.02.x+2.x+5.5, 5.1, 5.0, 4.1No
5.22.x+2.x+5.5, 5.1, 5.0, 4.1No
5.12.x+2.x+5.5, 5.1, 5.0, 4.1, 4.0No
5.02.x+2.x+5.0, 4.1, 4.0No
1.01.x1.x5.0, 4.1, 4.0No