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MFC classes to fill ComoBoxes & ListBoxes with MySQL data.

Sample Image - DlgMySql.jpg


This article explains how to get connected to MySQL database and retrieve data using the MySQL C++ API.

The sample uses the classes CMySqlLstBox, CMySqlCboBox: very simple C++ classes derived from the standard MFC classes CListBox and CComboBox with the addition of minimal functionality to permit connection to a MySQL database.


To obtain the MySQL C++ API, please visit the MySql web site for detailed information.


Develop Windows clients to the MySQL database in MFC using the MySQL C++ API.


#include "iostream"
#include "iomanip"
#include "mysql++" // Part of the MySQL C++ API

See the include file: usr_mysql.h.

Used Libraries

  • libmySQL.lib
  • mysql++.lib

Used Dll


Simple Database

The sample access is a small table called paises which contains a list of countries.

This is the sample SQL script to generate the table:

CodPais tinyint(4) NOT NULL auto_increment,
Nombre varchar(40) default NULL,
Prefijo tinyint(4) default NULL,
Code char(2) NOT NULL default '',


  1. Include the files:
    #include "MySqlCboBox.h" // For Using Combo Boxes
    #include "MySqlLstBox.h" // For Using List Boxes
  2. Use Class Wizard to add member variables to your Dialog.
  3. Change in the AFX_DATA section:
    • Replace CListBox to CMySqlLstBox
    • Replace CComboBox to CMySqlCboBox
  4. In the OnInitDialog, call the CMySqlLstBox or/and CMySqlCboBox member:
    FillData(Field Name in the table from get the data,
    Field Name in the table from get the code,
    Where contition for the query,if needed)

    To fill the controls with the database records.


Remember to change your Project Settings to point to the MySQL include files and the MySQL libs.


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About the Author

Victor M. Valenzuela
Web Developer
Spain Spain
Now, I works for Aurigae S.A a spanish services enterprise, specialized on information technologies for critical mission applications, mainly in the areas of payment system management, stock trading and telecommunications.

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