Visual Basic & MySQL?

by Todd Ogasawara

I just happened to catch this Port 25 blog item by Jamie Cannon about one of my favorite tools (MySQL)...

MySQL Conference 2007

In it he gives a bit of history about Microsoft's relationship with MySQL and pointers to using Visual Studio with MySQL.

But, what really caught my interest was an unadorned link in a list of MySQL/Windows references at the end of the blog. It points to a blog focusing on using Visual Basic with MySQL that I had not known about (VBMySQL.com). There's a short article there that asks the simple but interesting question..

Why VB/MySQL?

Check out both Jamie's blog item linked above at the VB for MySQL site. I wonder if MyODBC can be used with the free Visual Basic Express (vs. the full Visual Studio)?