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MySQL and MySQL Workbench (GUI Tool) on Win 7 64 bit instalation and usage questions

Hi,
I am new to Mysql,

1) Can I install MySQL Workbench (GUI Tool)  on Win 7 64 bit?
It seems to show only 32 bit options?
http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/workbench/5.2.html

2) I have installed tbe MySQL Cluster on the Win 7  64 bit and I want to work with it from visual C++ 2010

3) Is  Mysql cluster harder to configure than the  MySQL Workbench?
Will the  MySQL Workbench work fast although its 32 bit binaries on a 64 bit machine?

4) Where can I find a  VC++ example to connect to the database?
Can you please supply an example, what do II need to write in Visual C++ and in the command line in Win 7 (or at least the steps ) to build the Database from Visual C++

5) How do I start the MySQL cluster each time I boot the computer ? do I need to write a script and is there a Mysql command to read a script?

6) Do I need to install the Xampp? will it help me?
Both my Visuall C++ and the Mysql are on the same machine.

Thanks
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Kevin CrossChief Technology OfficerCommented:
1) Can I install MySQL Workbench (GUI Tool)  on Win 7 64 bit?
It seems to show only 32 bit options?
Yes, I have installed on my machine that is running Windows 7 64bit.  It will install under Program Files (x86) as it is still a 32bit application.

2) I have installed tbe MySQL Cluster on the Win 7  64 bit and I want to work with it from visual C++ 2010
You may just need the connector.  Not sure what your question here is.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/connector/cpp/

3) Is  Mysql cluster harder to configure than the  MySQL Workbench?
Will the  MySQL Workbench work fast although its 32 bit binaries on a 64 bit machine?
MySQL workbench works just fine for me.  The workbench is just a management tool.  MySQL itself is what you need to run quickly and that will depend on hardware and configuration, etc.  As far as which is easier, the tool is merely that.   Configuration of the server will need to be addressed properly.  Again, not sure I understand where you are heading with comparison of the cluster and the workbench.  

4) Where can I find a  VC++ example to connect to the database?
Can you please supply an example, what do II need to write in Visual C++ and in the command line in Win 7 (or at least the steps ) to build the Database from Visual C++
Read: http://dev.mysql.com/tech-resources/articles/mysql-connector-cpp.html

5) How do I start the MySQL cluster each time I boot the computer ? do I need to write a script and is there a Mysql command to read a script?
Read: http://downloads.mysql.com/tutorials/cluster/GetMySQLClusterRunning-Windows.pdf
You can always place the command into a startup script for Windows.

6) Do I need to install the Xampp? will it help me?
Both my Visuall C++ and the Mysql are on the same machine.
Not sure you need XAMPP.  It is an Apache, MySQL and PHP/Perl stack; is that what you are developing for?
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star90Author Commented:
Hi mwvisa1,
Thanks for the answers.
I need to use the Mysql from Visual C++ so I suppose I don´t need an Apache.
I understood from your answer about the Workbench, I will install it.
Thanks.
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