How to use IQToolKit for MySql in VS 2010?

edited August 2012
I have been able to use LinqPad to query a MySql database using the IQToolKit. I was hoping to just be able to change the connection string/provider in my VS2010 project (which currently works with SQL2008) to allow it to work with the MySql DB. Can someone please let me know what I'm missing?


  • Unfortunately, it's not that simple. Querying MySQL in LINQ requires not just a different connection string, but a different API. LINQPad uses Matt Warren's IQToolkit. You could use either that, or DevArt's LINQ provider for MySQL which does a similar thing. I recommend you try DevArt's LINQ provider, because it will give a better experience in Visual Studio.
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