Tweaked .Net Connector version 6.5.4 for Visual Studio 11 developer preview as well as Visual Studio 2012.
Connector/Net lets you easily develop .NET applications that require secure, high-performance data connectivity with MySQL. It implements the required ADO.NET interfaces and integrates into ADO.NET-aware tools. Developers can build applications using their choice of .NET languages. Connector/Net is a fully managed ADO.NET driver written in 100% pure C#.
Connector/Net includes full support for:
Features provided by MySQL Server up to and including MySQL Server version 5.5.
Large-packet support for sending and receiving rows and BLOBs up to 2 gigabytes in size.
Protocol compression, which enables compressing the data stream between the client and server.
Connections using TCP/IP sockets, named pipes, or shared memory on Windows.
Connections using TCP/IP sockets or Unix sockets on Unix.
The Open Source Mono framework developed by Novell.
Fully managed, does not utilize the MySQL client library.