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Problems installing ODBC & MySQL Data Sources in VB.NET RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I've downloaded the ODBC driver and the MySQL driver and installed them on my system (Win XP SP3).  However, the only data sources that are showing up when I try to add a data connection are Access & 2 SQL Server objects.  Is there something else that needs to be setup in order for Visual Studio to allow additional data sources?  I'm currently running VS 2010 Express. 

    Thanks,

    Chris

    Wednesday, June 23, 2010 10:23 PM

Answers

  • Visual Basic Express Edition is limited to Access, SQL Server Compact Edition and SQL Server Express files when using the Data Designer tools. The alternative is to write ADO.NET code using the System.Data.Odbc namespace.

    http://dev.mysql.com/tech-resources/articles/dotnet/

     


    Paul ~~~~ Microsoft MVP (Visual Basic)
    • Proposed as answer by Alex Liang Friday, June 25, 2010 8:36 AM
    • Marked as answer by Alex Liang Wednesday, June 30, 2010 10:11 AM
    Thursday, June 24, 2010 2:01 PM