MySQL Connector/NET Release Notes

6.2 Changes in MySQL Connector/NET 6.8.7 (2015-10-21, General Availability)

Functionality Added or Changed

  • The GB18030 Chinese character set is now supported, a character set that was added in MySQL 5.7.4. (Bug #21098546, Bug #21803306, Bug #21803300)

  • The JSON type is now supported, a type that was added in MySQL 5.7.8.

  • Generated columns (GENERATION_EXPRESSION) are now supported, a feature added in MySQL 5.7.6.

Bugs Fixed

  • A connection string that included Chinese characters for a database or uid property would emit the following exception; "MySqlException: Unknown database '???'". To solve this, the handshake process was changed to use bytes instead of encoded strings. (Bug #18141356, Bug #70041)