Connecting an ASP.NET MVC Application to MySQL

In this tutorial you are going to learn how to connect an ASP.NET MVC application to MySQL. We will also be creating a CRUD application that utilizes MySQL as data source and Entity Framework as object mapper. So let’s get started!

  1. Download and Install MySQL Installer 5.7 from this link:
    • After installation, open MySQL Installer then download the following softwares:
      1. MySQL Server (v5.7)
      2. MySQL WorkBench
      3. MySQL For Visual Studio
      4. MySQL Connector/NET
    • After installation of above 4 softwares, make sure to verify by checking Programs & Features under Control Panel. Refer to the image bellow.
  2. Create a project. Go to Visual Studio -> File -> New -> Project.
    • From the pop-up, make sure the following are selected. Click the “Ok” button when you’re done.
    • In the next screen, make sure to select MVC. Click “Ok” button when you’re done.
  3. After the project is successfully created, we now add reference to…..

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