I am new to .NET. I am interested in using the Dapper micro-ORM to access a MySQL backend from an ASP .NET application.
Can this be done? What do I need to know to get started?
Dapper is pretty much DB agnostic and can be used with any backend. All you need to do is providing a valid and open
MySQL .NET connection.
Quoting the site:
Dapper has no DB specific implementation details, it works across all .net ado providers including sqlite, sqlce, firebird, oracle, MySQL and SQL Server
And here's the link to the complete test suite for dapper with a lot of useful examples: https://github.com/StackExchange/Dapper/blob/master/Dapper.Tests.
There is even a link to some MySQL-specific tests here: https://github.com/StackExchange/Dapper/blob/master/Dapper.Tests/Providers/MySQLTests.cs