How To Download Mysql Connector/NET For Visual Studio C# Project
This tutorial shows how to download mysql connector/NET for c# project. This connector can be added to visual studio project as a reference. Follow the following steps to download and extract mysql connector/NET to a folder on your Windows PC.
Step 1 – Go to https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/net/
Select .NET & Mono from the dropdown list. Then Click Download Button Next to Zip File.
Step 2 – Click “No Thanks, Just Start My Download”.
Step 3 – Click Open To Open mysql connector/NET automatically with winrar when the download completes.
Step 4 – Wait For The Download To Finish.
You can view the download progress by clicking the down arrow as shown in the screenshot below. Am Using Mozilla FireFox Browser.
Step 5 – When the download finishes, Zip file Opens Automatically In Winrar. This is because i chose that option before the download started.
Step 6 – Open any folder to check the files inside.
Step 7 – Select The Downloaded Zip file.
Step 8 – Right Click And Select Extract To A Folder.
Step 9 – The files are extracted to specified folder.
step 10 – If you extracted the files in temp folder, copy them to another location because this is a temporary folder. Anything stored here gets deleted in case you wipe your PC. (With softwares like CCleaner).
Step 11 – Open the Folder where the files are stored.
Step 12 – Here you can see mysql.data.dll file. This is the file you add to your integrated development environment (IDE) like Visual Studio 2010.