In Chapter 10, we discussed how to access MySQL databases using the ODBC .NET data provider, but you can also access MySQL databases using different interfaces. Three common interfaces to access MySQL databases are as follows:
Using the ODBC .NET data provider with the help of the MyODBC driver
Using MySQL native .NET providers
Using the OLEDB.NET solution, the MyOLDDB provider
To see more details about these interfaces, samples, links, and other resources, visit www.mysql.com/articles/dotnet/.