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What´s the better way to access MYSQL databes using c# (2008-Visual Studio) for web application?
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You should first try using the ODBC driver.

Details for connecting to MYSQL in C# using ODBC can be found here: http://www.geekpedia.com/tutorial139_Connecting-to-MySQL-with-Csharp-and-ODBC.html

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i will advice you go for MySQL-ConnectorNet as sedqwick said,
ODBC adds an extra layer to the execution and the execution would be slow.
ODBC does not releasing the connections immediately after object disposition.
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You can install MYSQL ODBC Driver for .NET.

After that you can specify the connection string in web.config, here is an example...

<connectionStrings>      
    <add name="MySQLConnectionString" connectionString="Driver={MySQL ODBC 3.51 Driver};uid=<Username>;password=<password>;Server=<ServerName, It can be 'localhost'>;Option=16834;Database=<Database Name>;"/>
  </connectionStrings>
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you can download the MYSQL to .NET connector here: http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/net/
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Thanks All
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