VS Professional 2017 doesn't seem to accept a MySQL connector. I used MySQL for Visual Studio version 1.2.6 and ran the installer without error. Subsequently, looking in View>Server Explorer>Data Connections>Add Connections>Data Source there were no options to install a MySQL connector.
An Internet search reveals others who were having the same problem. As of this posting, I couldn't find any answers for this problem
Thank you in advance for your help.
MySQL for Visual Studio 1.2.6 doesn't offer integration for VS 2017, only for Visual Studio 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015:
You will have to wait until a new release offers support for Visual Studio 2017.
The bad news is that it will require some work by Oracle, because on the contrary to previous versions, it is not so easy as adding some entries to the Windows Registry. Visual Studio uses its own private Registry hive, see section Change: Reduce registry impact > Visual Studio registry at Changes in Visual Studio 2017 extensibility and setups need to be adapted as explained.
Edit: MySQL uses a package to integrate with Visual Studio rather than direct registry entries, but it will require work too. See my new post: 3rd party database tools such as MySQL requiring some work to integrate with Visual Studio 2017
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Yes, downgrade to VS 2015
Then contact MySQL support to see if they have support for VS 2017 in the roadmap:
and if not, open a bug of kind S4-Feature request:
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- Proposed as answer by Jack-ZhaiMicrosoft contingent staff Monday, March 20, 2017 5:53 AM