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From:Reggie Burnett Date:October 4 2006 3:50pm
Subject:MySQL Tools for Visual Studio 1.0.1 beta has been released.
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Today we have released MySQL Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 1.0.1 beta --
a downloadable plug-in for Visual Studio 2005 that allows Windows developers
to quickly build  MySQL data-driven applications with Visual Studio. With
this plug-in, developers will be able to create, modify and manage MySQL
database objects with an easy-to-use interface from within the Visual Studio
IDE.  This product is delivered as a package compatible with Visual Studio

2005 and delivers the following features:

   -DDEX (Data Designer Extensibility) compatibility
   -Ability to work with MySQL objects (tables, views, stored procedures,
etc) 
    from within Server Explorer

** IMPORTANT **
It is critical that this release only be used with Connector/Net 5.0.1.
After installing Connector/Net 5.0.1, you will need to make a small change
in your machine.config file.  This file should be located at
%win%\Microsoft.Net\Framework\v2.0.50727\CONFIG\machine.config (%win% should
be the location of your Windows folder).  Near the bottom of the file you
will see a line like this:

<add name="MySQL Data Provider" invariant="MySql.Data.MySqlClient" 
     description=".Net Framework Data Provider for MySQL" 
     type="MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlClientFactory, MySql.Data"/>

It needs to be changed to be like this:

<add name="MySQL Data Provider" invariant="MySql.Data.MySqlClient" 
     description=".Net Framework Data Provider for MySQL" 
     type="MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlClientFactory, MySql.Data, 
           Version=5.0.1.0, Culture=neutral,
PublicKeyToken=c5687fc88969c44d"/>

Note that this change is only necessary due to a small bug in the installer
for Connector/Net 5.0.1 that will be corrected for 5.0.2.
** IMPORTANT **
 
Several bugs have been fixed since the first release of these tools, and we
have added preliminary support for MySQL 4.1. There are a number of known
problems with the support for MySQL 4.1 that will be addressed before the GA
release.

We are planning on including tighter integration with Visual Studio's
DataSet Designer in the 1.1 GA release.  This will include the ability for
users to create typed datasets that they can reference from within their
code.  This is a very important feature for us and one we are working hard
to provide.

MySQL Tools for Visual Studio binaries are currently available under a
no-charge license.  We plan to release the source code and are currently
determining what license the source code will be placed under.  The plug-in
can be downloaded from
http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/visual-studio-plugin/1.0.html.

Thank you for  your time and effort in checking out this product.  Please
don't hesitate to use the following resources for posting your bug reports,
questions, or concerns.

Bugs:   http://bugs.mysql.com/   (use the Connector/Net category)
Forum:   http://forums.mysql.com/list.php?38
List:   http://lists.mysql.com/dotnet

Thank you!
Reggie Burnett
MySQL


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