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Hello guys,

I want my desktop application to connect in Website database (MySQL Database is used).

Will I use the website URL, e.g., as my host?

Please help.

Thanks in advance.
Updated 25-Jun-11 16:40pm
Dalek Dave 10-Dec-10 4:54am    
Edited for Syntax and Readability.

TRY this CODE in VB ..
Public Class Form1

    Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
    End Sub

    Private Sub Button2_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button2.Click
        WebBrowser1.Document.GetElementById("login").SetAttribute("value", TextBox1.Text)
        WebBrowser1.Document.GetElementById("passwd").SetAttribute("value", TextBox2.Text)

    End Sub

End Class

(Register from the website and login from the program suitable for online gaming.)
(Or you can put a small webbrowser inside your program and just when you click "Login", it will load and log into your website.)

For the "Login" and "passwd" 6-7 line in the code, you need to edit the HTML code of the website by using a webbrowser like Internet Explorer, Mozzila, Opera, etc. and see if they are the same or not, if not just copy and replace them in the code.

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#realJSOP 25-Jun-11 6:10am    
This question is 1.5 years old. Why are you answering it?
what do you mean by website database..,

You mean that database is located in another server, that have a public IP., if yes change the host address with that public IP.
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jleonorlane 30-Nov-10 8:59am    
...yes a website database...
But how..?i really dont know about on it...
There is no such thing as a "website database."

Assuming you really mean "How do I connect to a web service that provides data," the only possible answer is "Consult with the documentation and/or help desk of the company that is providing the data." Connecting and communicating with a web service depends on how the interface contracts are written; there is no one-size-fits-all answer. As far as writing a web service, that is a very complicated process with no simple answer. There are several examples here at Code Project that you can reference, and plenty of text books and other resources.
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You may require the port which is being used for mySQL on your server, if it's not the default one.[^]
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Firstly make sure that you have downloaded the MySql Connector package found here Download the ADO.NET Driver for MySQL (Connector/NET) [^]

A good place to read about connection strings is as follows MySql Connection Strings[^]

Examples of MySQl Data connections can be found here MySQL connection example[^]
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