I have connected my vb .net forms to the MYSQL database but when i comes to publishing, i do not get the database on the published application. what shd i do?

Hi,

Did you actually include your database in your project or just reference it from the config file? If you add the database the database (right click your project in the project explorer and select "Add existing item..." and go find your database.

I just added as a reference

Hi,

Add a reference is not the same as adding an existing File in your application.
You can find more information, here.