dotConnect Express for MySQL is free of charge enhanced data provider built over ADO.NET architecture and a development framework with a number of innovative technologies. dotConnect offers a complete solution for developing database-related applications and websites. It introduces new approaches for designing applications and boosts productivity of database application development. It supports MySQL servers 3.23 and higher on .NET and .NET Compact Framework 2.0 and higher, .NET Core, and Mono.
The provider works with .NET Frameworks 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 4.6, or 4.7, and .NET Compact Framework. dotConnect for MySQL supports Mono version 2.0 and above. The product is compatible with ADO.NET Entity Framework v1 - v6 and Entity Framework Core 1.1.3 and 2.0. (MySQL server 5.0 or higher is required for Entity Framework).