.net and mysql database connection

need a working example of a connection between .net and mysql, mysql is located on a server over the internet, can such connection happen? i have the URL of the remote server.
do i need a special driver to do that??
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You can use the MySql .NET connector.


Refence the dll to your project and add

Imports MySql.Data.MySqlClient

to the top of your .vb file

You can then open a connection like this
Dim cn as New MySqlConnection("SERVER=addressToServer;DATABASE=databasename;UID=username;PASSWORD=password")

You can then create MySqlCommand object and MySqlDataReaders and MySqlDataAdapters which all behave like the standard System.Data.SqlClient / System.Data.OleDB / System.Data.ODBC providers

Hope this helps

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oh the second part of your question:

you do not need extra drivers to access the server you will need the server and the port address. The above connection string:


uses the default port of 3306 you can specify a port by adding


to the string
mte01Author Commented:
>> razorback041,tpwells

I was able to make the connection....Thanks for your help!!
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