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Old April 4th, 2009, 05:41 AM
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Hi there,

Unfortunately, this won't work, or won't be as simple as you think. Many of the built-in features of ASP.NET only work on SQL Server. These features include Membership, Roles, Profile and LINQ to SQL. The good news is, there are providers available for the provider based features like Membership, Roles and Profile. I never used them, so I can recommend on how to use or configure them.

Linq to SQL is only available for SQL Server so if you're using that you're stuck to SQL Server. You could look into the ADO.NET Entities Framework instead which does have (external) support for MySQL:

Again, I haven't used them so I can't advise on how to use them.

So, to answer your first question: Nope; you'll need to do more to make it work...


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