dotConnect for PostgreSQL History

This page lists the functionality added in each version of dotConnect for PostgreSQL. To view the full changelog including bug fixes, consult the dotConnect for PostgreSQL revision history.


06-March-14 New features in dotConnect for PostgreSQL 7.3

  • The ADO.NET implementation of ASP.NET Identity support is added

    • The ICloneable interface is implemented in the IdentityUser and IdentityRole classes
    • The User_Id column in the AspNetUserClaims table is renamed to UserId
  • The ADO.NET implementation of ASP.NET Identity 2.0 support is added

    • The new \Web\ASP.NET Identity 2\Devart.Data.PostgreSql.Web.Identity.dll assembly (its revision number is 2) is added to the provider installation folder
    • The new \Web\ASP.NET Identity 2\Install_identity_tables.sql and \Web\ASP.NET Identity 2\Uninstall_identity_tables.sql files are added to the provider installation folder
    • The new \Web\ASP.NET Identity 2\Upgrade_identity_tables_from_v1_to_v2.sql file is added to the provider installation folder
    • The new IUserEmailStore<TIdentityUser, TKey>, IUserPhoneNumberStore<TIdentityUser, TKey>, IUserTwoFactorStore<TIdentityUser, TKey>, IUserLockoutStore<TIdentityUser, TKey> interfaces are implemented in the UserStore class
    • The new IUserStore<T>, IUserClaimStore<T>, IUserLoginStore<T>, IUserPasswordStore<T>, IUserRoleStore<T>, IUserEmailStore<T>, IUserPhoneNumberStore<T> interfaces are implemented in the PgSqlUserStore and PgSqlUserStore<TIdentityUser, TIdentityRole> classes
    • The new IRoleStore<T> interface is supported in the PgSqlRoleStore and PgSqlRoleStore<TIdentityUser, TIdentityRole> classes
  • PgSqlUtils class is added
  • The PgSqlScript.Cancel() method is added to stop query execution
  • The functions with return type TABLE are added to the list of the functions in the DataSet wizard as a data source
  • The message of the exception, when an attempt to rollback a closed transaction is made, is improved
  • The behaviour is changed: if PgSqlTransaction has been already assigned to the PgSqlConnection object, all subsequent calls of the BeginTransaction method on the same PgSqlConnection object will return an existing PgSqlTransaction instance
  • The behaviour is changed: the instance_id field of the wf_activity_info table in Workflow Tracking implementation is of varchar(100) type now

LinqConnect (formerly known as LINQ to PostgreSQL)

  • The CommandTimeout property is added to the DataProvider class
  • The JSON data type is supported

Entity Developer

  • The information message about availability of NuGet Package Manager on the workstation is added in the Entity Developer version integrated into Visual Studio (Entity Framework models)
  • The override modifier for DbSet class properties generated by DbContext templates is added (Entity Framework models)
  • The View Generation option of the model with Entity Framework version = Entity Framework 6 is supported for the DbContext (only with XML mapping), EntityObject, POCO, and Self-Tracking Entities templates (Entity Framework models)
  • The behaviour is changed: now paths to assemblies with attributes (Model Settings -> Model -> Attributes) are saved and used as relative paths
  • The behaviour is changed: now a property in the generated code is initialized basing on the default value in CSDL only (instead of default values in any of SSDL and CSDL; Entity Framework models)

Entity Framework

  • SharpMap 1.1 is supported
  • NTS Topology Suite 1.13.2 is supported
  • Entity Framework 6.1.0 RTM is supported
  • Entity Framework 6.1.0 Tools for Visual Studio 2012 & 2013 are supported
  • The use of the JSON data type in string canonical functions and comparison operators (equality and inequality) is supported
  • The UpdateDatabaseOperation operation in Code-First Migrations for Entity Framework 6.x is supported
  • The RenameIndexOperation operation in Code-First Migrations for Entity Framework 6.1 is supported
  • Multiple EntityContainers in the Code-First CreateDatabase()/CreateDatabaseScript()/DeleteDatabase() functionality are supported
  • The Database.Delete(DbConnection) functionality is supported: all objects in the current schema (specified in Schema or set with Initialization Command connection string parameter) are removed if DatabaseScript.Schema.DeleteDatabaseBehaviour = AllSchemaObjects
  • The Database.Exists(DbConnection) functionality is supported: the method returns true if DatabaseScript.Schema.DeleteDatabaseBehaviour = AllSchemaObjects and at least one table exists in the current schema (specified in Schema or set with Initialization Command connection string parameter)
  • Determining correct datatypes of data retrieved by EntitySQL queries with UNION ALL and similar constructions is improved
  • The compatibility with Hibernating Rhinos EntityFramework Profiler is improved
  • The database server version is added to the generated Code-First Migrations script
  • The releasing of memory, which was allocated for commands and readers of ObjectContext / DbContext, is improved
  • The behaviour is changed: now a semicolon (;) after the very last statement is generated in the Code-First CreateDatabaseScript() functionality
  • The behaviour is changed: the constraint name is ignored if a table primary key is deleted when running Code-First Migrations, that allows successful removing of automatically named primary key in PostgreSQL 9 or higher
  • The behaviuor is changed: the SQL generation is changed from "CAST(ColumnName AS varchar)" to "CAST(ColumnName AS text)" when comparing values of the columns with the JSON data types

12-December-13 New features in dotConnect for PostgreSQL 7.2

  • Workflow Foundation is supported
  • The behaviour is changed: IndexOutOfRangeException is generated now instead of InvalidOperationException when PgSqlDataReader.GetOrdinal(String name) finds nothing in the result set

LinqConnect (formerly known as LINQ to PostgreSQL)

  • The behaviour is changed: now the script is generated with "ON DELETE NO ACTION" when using the CreateDatabase() method and the "Delete Rule" for the association is set to "NO ACTION"
  • The behaviour is changed: now the CreateDatabase() method uses the same algorithm for naming foreign keys as in Entity Developer
  • The behaviour is changed: now the cascade deletion of tables in DeleteDatabase() method is performed via the "DROP TABLE CASCADE" statement

Entity Developer

  • The "WCF DataMember Attribute on Navigation Properties" property is added to the Data Transfer Object template for pointing the end (-s) where the attribute should be generated (Entity Framework models)
  • The predefined templates (POCO Entity and LinqConnect) are improved: new template setting, "Generate Dummy Comments", is added (LinqConnect models)
  • More information messages, when validating EF6 models basing on the EntityFramework.dll functionality, are added (Entity Framework models)
  • The behaviour is changed: the validation of EF6 models depends on the EntityFramework.dll functionality only (.NET Framework 4.5 is not required any more) (Entity Framework models)

Entity Framework

  • The JSON data type is supported
  • The behaviour is changed: the schema, specified in the Schema connection string parameter, is created in the database when config.DatabaseScript.Schema.DeleteDatabaseBehaviour is equal to DeleteDatabaseBehaviour.Schema or DeleteDatabaseBehaviour.Database
  • The behaviour is changed: Code-First Migrations generates DEFAULT values for new NOT NULL columns of Boolean, Guid, DateTime, TimeSpan types when adding them in the existing table
  • The behaviour is changed: Code-First Migrations does not generate the unicode attribute if it is not specified in the mapping explicitly

31-October-13 New features in dotConnect for PostgreSQL 7.1

  • Visual Studio 2013 is supported
  • The behaviour is changed: installation with the /VERYSILENT install parameter will uninstall the other version of the provider without any dialog box if it is installed
  • The behaviour is changed: now a transaction rollbacks on Connection.Close() if Transaction.Commit() was not called before closing the connection

LinqConnect (formerly known as LINQ to PostgreSQL)

  • The possibility to inherit from the data provider classes is added

Entity Developer

  • Entity Framework 6 is supported
  • The new "Provider Manifest Token" model property is implemented to identify the target server (Entity Framework models)
  • The behaviour is changed: the values of "Target Server" and "Server Version" can be reset via the Model Settings > Synchronization > Mapping dialog despite the fact whether connection is specified in Database Explorer or not

Entity Framework

  • The 6.0.0 and 6.0.1 versions of Entity Framework are supported
  • The Entity SQL canonical function NewGuid is supported
  • The config.QueryOptions.NewGuidGenerationMethod configuration option (by default SQL expression is used) is added to provide the possibility to set a way to generate new Guid
  • The compatibility of Entity Framework provider for EF v1, v4, v5 with medium trust level environment is improved
  • The behaviour is changed: Entity Data Model Wizard shows a more detailed error message in case of connecting to unsupported database or using incorrect provider manifest tokens

17-October-13 New features in dotConnect for PostgreSQL 7.0

  • Microsoft Sync Framework support is implemented
  • The support of asynchronous backing up and restoring for PgSqlDump is implemented
  • The following methods are added to PgSqlDump class for asynchronous backup and restore operations: BeginBackup, BeginBackupQuery, BeginRestore, EndBackup, EndBackupQuery, EndRestore
  • The UseMultirowSyntax property, specifying whether to use the multirow VALUES syntax when generating INSERT statements, is added to the PgSqlDump class
  • The CommitBatchSize property, specifying the max size in bytes of a single INSERT statement with multiple values in the script when using the multirow VALUES syntax, is added to the PgSqlDump class
  • PgSqlTime type, representing the TIME server data type, is added
  • PgSqlTimeTZ type, representing the TIME WITH TIMEZONE server data type, is added

LinqConnect (formerly known as LINQ to PostgreSQL)

  • The Collate method of the SqlMethods class is implemented

Entity Developer

  • The predefined templates are improved: new template setting, "Use Compiled Query Cache", is added (LinqConnect models)

Entity Framework

  • The behaviour is changed: Code-First Migrations generates DEFAULT 0 for new NOT NULL columns of numeric types when adding them in the existing table
  • The behaviour is changed: Code-First Migrations generates DEFAULT '' for new NOT NULL columns of string types when adding them in the existing table

05-September-13 New features in dotConnect for PostgreSQL 6.8

  • Visual Studio 2013 Release Candidate is supported
  • SSIS DataFlow Source and Destination components for PostgreSQL are implemented
  • The overload for the PgSqlLargeObject.Open() method with the PgSqlLargeObjectOpenMode parameter is added

LinqConnect (formerly known as LINQ to PostgreSQL)

  • The possibility to use the extension method AsQueryable() in LINQ queries is added
  • The support for correct retrieving of the TimeSpan and DateTimeOffset values while materializing is added
  • The support for the operators of equality(==) and inequality(!=) for the "inet" data type in LINQ queries is added

Entity Developer

  • The "Close the window when the generation completes successfully" option in the Generation Process window is implemented in the standalone Entity Developer
  • The "Rewrite connection string during regeneration" option (default value is True) of model settings is added to provide the possibility to turn off modifying connection string in *.config after model is saved first time (Entity Framework models)
  • The design time support for model-defined functions is added (Entity Framework models)
  • The behaviour is changed: now connection string is configured with the name of the assembly, where the model is located, in case when the context class is located in another assembly (Entity Framework models)

Entity Framework

  • Entity Framework 6 Release Candidate 1 is supported
  • SharpMap 1.0 RTM is supported
  • NetTopologySuite 1.13.1 is supported
  • Devart.Data.PostgreSql.Entity.Spatials.dll assembly is added
  • The behavior is changed: the strict FetchAll = True for created SQL commands is removed; now the behavior is determined by the connection string parameter "Default FetchAll"

18-July-13 New features in dotConnect for PostgreSQL 6.7

  • SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services is supported
  • The "Default FetchAll" connection string parameter for defining default value of the FetchAll property of PgSqlCommand objects created on the connection is implemented
  • The possibility of specifying negative large object OIDs via interface of the PgSqlLargeObject class is implemented
  • The support of asynchronous backing up and restoring for PgSqlDump is implemented

Entity Developer

  • Support for spatial data types in Entity Framework 5 and 6 is added
  • The "Model Name As Files Prefix" property is implemented for the templates which generate classes for model entities
  • The possibility of adding custom attributes to enum members is implemented
  • The behaviour is changed: a default value for the "Detect Table Per Type inheritances" option in Model settings is set to False
  • The behaviour is changed: the possibility to exclude the generation of keys (primary, foreign) in "Update Database From Model" and "Generate Database Script From Model " wizards is added
  • The behaviour is changed: the possibility to add one-to-one associations with nullable foreign key properties is added (LinqConnect models)
  • The behaviour is changed: now by default MVC Controller template generates files in the model folder, MVC View Advanced template creates files in the Views model subfolder
  • The behaviour is changed: the PostgreSQL limitation in 63 character for identifier names is taken into account when the SQL script is generated by Update Database From Model / Generate Database Script wizards

Entity Framework

  • Support for spatial data types in Entity Framework 5 and 6 is added
  • NetTopologySuite GIS library support in Entity Framework 5 and 6 is added
  • PostGIS 'geometry' and 'geography' data type support in Entity Framework 5 and 6 is added
  • Devart.Data.PostgreSql.Entity.dll assembly built with the 4.5 version of .NET Framework is added
  • Devart.Data.PostgreSql.Entity.Migrations.dll assembly built with the 5.0 version of EntityFramework.dll is added
  • The PgSqlSpatialFunctions class for working with PostGIS spatial functions in LINQ to Entities is added
  • The "Unprepared Execute" connection string parameter is supported by Entity Framework runtime
  • The config.Workarounds.UseInvariantProviderManifestToken configuration option (default value is False) is added to provide the possibility of returning the invariant string literal as the provider manifest token
  • The config.SqlFormatting.Identation option is renamed to config.SqlFormatting.Indenting

04-April-13 New features in dotConnect for PostgreSQL 6.6

  • The "AllowDateTimeOffset" connection string parameter for returning the TimeStampTZ database value like System.DateTimeOffset by PgSqlDataReader is implemented
  • The CommitTimeout property of the PgSqlConnection object is implemented to determine timeout period for the Commit method
  • The behaviour is changed: provider's build action is installed on the target workstation, on which .NET Framework is available, without Visual Studio integration

LinqConnect (formerly known as LINQ to PostgreSQL)

  • LINQPad integration is supported
  • The possibility to disable query cache via the DataContext's 'EntityCachingMode' property is added
  • Support for SERIAL and BIGSERIAL database types when using CreatedDatabase() method is added
  • The performance when working with the TPT-inheritance and retrieving descendants via OfType<> is improved

Entity Developer

  • A new MVC Controller template, generating a ASP.NET MVC controller with data access code, is added
  • A new MVC View Advanced template, generating an ASP.NET MVC view based in Twitter Bootstrap, is added
  • A new Data Transfer Object template for DTO classes generation is implemented
  • A new Data Annotation Metadata template, generating Data Annotation metadata classes and decorating classes and properties with data annotation attributes for validation, presentation and defining metadata, is added
  • A new WCF RIA Domain Service template, generating a WCF RIA Services domain service class for a Devart Entity Framework model is added
  • A new WCF RIA Domain Service template, generating a WCF RIA Services domain service class for a Devart LinqConnect model is added
  • Add Template dialog box is improved
  • The Namespace property of class, complex type, enum is implemented
  • The Entity Container Namespace properties of the model is implemented (Entity Framework models)
  • The support for enums declared in external assemblies is implemented
  • The capability for setting special rules for generating default names of database objects when using the Model First approach is implemented (a new Advanced page is added to the Synchronization->Database Naming section of the Model Settings dialog box)
  • The capability to customize properties that are automatically added when creating a new entity, and options that are automatically set when creating a new property is added (a new Initialization page is added to the Model->General section of the Model Settings dialog box)
  • The Refresh option in the Attributes tab of the Model Settings window is implemented; it updates the list of available attributes types in the referenced assemblies
  • The capability to modify custom attributes for several selected entities or properties at the same time is implemented
  • Automatic adding of references to Entity Framework specific assemblies when adding a new Devart Entity model to a project is implemented
  • The capability to cancel metadata reading in wizards and Database Explorer is added
  • The "Recreate Database Tables" check box, which allows to drop and recreate database tables, is added to the "Update To Database" wizard
  • New setting "Detect Table Per Type inheritances", which enables automatic detection of TPT inheritances, is added for Create Model Wizard and model
  • The "Include Drop" check box for including DROP commands for database objects to the generated script is added to Generate Database Script Wizard
  • A new shortcut menu command "Include Related", which allows making a copy of the related objects in the specified diagram, is added
  • A new shortcut menu command "Add To Model with Related", which allows adding tables, related to the selected one, to the model, is added to the shortcut menu of tables in Database Explorer
  • A new shortcut menu command "Add On Diagram With Related", which allows creating an object and all the objects related to it on a diagram, is added to the shortcut menu of classes, complex types, and enums in Model Explorer
  • New "Simple" diagram skin is added for displaying a diagram in metro style
  • The "Default Width" diagram property for specifying the default width for newly created diagram shapes (entities, complex types and enums) is added
  • The Save and Refresh buttons for persisting and reloading changes to / from a database is added to the Retrieve Data grid
  • The "WCF DataMember Attribute on Navigation Properties" property is added to the DbContext and POCO templates for pointing the end (-s) where the attribute should be generated
  • Devart.Data.Linq.Binary type is added to the "Type Mapping Rule Editor" (LinqConnect models)
  • The "Rewrite connection string during regeneration" check box of Model Settings is implemented to determine whether to overwrite the connection string in the project config file with the one, currently set in Entity Developer for the model, each time when regenerating code for the model (LinqConnect models)
  • The "Regenerate Storage and Mapping" option for regenerating model parts, specific to the database server, is added to the diagram shortcut menu
  • DbContext template is improved: a "WCF Data Contract Attributes" setting for generation of DataContract, KnownType, and DataMember attributes for classes and properties is added (Entity Framework models)
  • DbContext template is improved: "Implement INotifyPropertyChanging" and "Implement INotifyPropertyChanged" template settings are added (Entity Framework models)
  • DbContext template is improved: a new "Mapping Generation Strategy" property that determines the method of mapping generation is implemented (Entity Framework models)
  • POCO template is improved: a new "WCF Data Contract Attributes" setting for generating DataContract, KnownType, and DataMember attributes for classes and properties is added (Entity Framework models)
  • POCO template is improved: "Proxy Creation Enabled" setting is implemented (Entity Framework models)
  • POCO template is improved: new template settings, "Implement INotifyPropertyChanging" and "Implement INotifyPropertyChanged", are added (Entity Framework models)
  • POCO Entity template is improved: new template setting, "Property Change Notifiers", is added (LinqConnect models)
  • Create Model Wizard is improved: it is now able to download and install the required 'EnityFramework' Nuget package for Entity Framework 6 models, and for models for Entity Framework 4 and 5 in case they use the DbContext template
  • The Storage Column Editor dialog box is improved: the possibility to specify different settings that were previously available only in the Properties docking window are implemented (Entity Framework models)
  • Class Editor is improved: the capability to edit extended property settings, such as validation, presentation, and facets, is added
  • Type Editor is improved: the capability to edit extended property settings, such as validation, presentation, and facets, is added
  • Storage Entity Editor is improved: the capability to edit extended columns settings, such as facets, is added (Entity Framework models)
  • The behaviour is changed: "Save connection string in App.Config as" check box in Model Settings dialog box is renamed to "Use connection string from App.Config as" (LinqConnect models)
  • The behaviour is changed: now, when creating a new TPH discriminator column in Inheritance Editor, it has the string type by default
  • The behaviour is changed: the error is generated if the Abstract inheritance modifier is set for the class which is involved in the Table Per Type inheritance
  • The behaviour is changed: empty value is used in property editors instead of -1 for marking facets of class property without assigned value
  • The behaviour is changed: System.DateTime .NET structure is mapped to TIMESTAMP database type when using Model First approach (LinqConnect models)
  • The behaviour is changed: a string default value for the property can be set without quotes in the Properties window
  • The behaviour is changed: the validation error is not generated when an abstract class is used in Table Per Type inheritance (Entity Framework models)
  • The behaviour is changed: auto-implemented properties are generated when DbContext template is used with ImplementINotifyPropertyChanged=False and ImplementINotifyPropertyChanging=False (Entity Framework models)
  • The behaviour is changed: DatabaseGeneratedOption is always generated for EntityKey properties when using fluent mapping (Entity Framework models)

Entity Framework

  • Entity Framework 6 Beta 1 is supported
  • The Database value is added to the DeleteDatabaseBehaviour enumeration for creating/removing database in Code-First
  • The datetimeoffset pseudo type of SSDL, which corresponds to System.DateTimeOffset, is implemented
  • The config.DatabaseScript.ForeignKey.Enabled option (default value is True) is added to turn on/off generation of foreign key constraints
  • The error messages about long identifiers when using CreateDatabase/DropDatabase are improved
  • The behaviour is changed: CreateDatabase()/Code-First with DeleteDatabaseBehaviour.Schema does not try to create a schema if it exists

28-February-13 New features in dotConnect for PostgreSQL 6.5

  • ExtendedMembership (SimpleMembership) provider support is added

Entity Developer

  • The possibility of setting enum values via predefined dropdown list in the Retrieve Data window is implemented
  • The behaviour is changed: the Guid property is mapped to the UUID type in the database when using the Model First approach (LinqConnect models)

Entity Framework

  • Entity Framework 6 Alpha 3 is supported

17-January-13 New features in dotConnect for PostgreSQL 6.4

Entity Developer

  • The behaviour is changed: the serializing property and corresponding methods are not generated when using 'Fluent Mapping'/'POCO Entity' templates and Unidirectional mode (LinqConnect models)
  • The behaviour is changed: warnings about tables/views without primary keys are written to Error List window when generating a model (Entity Framework models)
  • The behaviour is changed: the EntityKey attribute is not assigned to each property of the class if there is no primary key in the corresponding table/view (Entity Framework models)
  • The behaviour is changed: empty value is used in property editors instead of -1 for marking facets of Storage Column without assigned value (Entity Framework models)

Entity Framework

  • Entity Framework 6 Alpha 2 is supported
  • Devart.Data.PostgreSql.Entity.dll assembly compiled with EntityFramework.dll 6.0 and NET Framework 4.0 is added

20-December-12 New features in dotConnect for PostgreSQL 6.3

Entity Developer

  • Model Refactoring feature is implemented; it speeds up creating complex types and Table Per Type and Table Per Concrete Type inheritances from several model entities
  • Create Storage and Mapping command, that allows automatically creating of the corresponding storage part object and defining mapping, is added to the shortcut menu of classes, properties, and associations (Entity Framework models)
  • Select Storage Object command, that allows quick navigation to the corresponding storage part object, is added to the shortcut menu of classes, properties, associations, and methods (Entity Framework models)
  • The possibility to delete the corresponding storage part objects automatically when deleting conceptual model objects is added (Entity Framework models)
  • The functionality of ignoring columns in the database in the "Update To/From Database" wizards if they were omitted once before is implemented
  • The Property Editor dialog is improved: fast access to the editor of the corresponding storage object and the possibility to specify different settings that were previously available only in the Properties docking window are implemented (Entity Framework models)
  • The Inheritance Editor dialog is improved: specifying Discriminator column for Table Per Hierarchy inheritance in the editor is implemented (Entity Framework models)
  • The Class Editor dialog is improved: fast access to the editor of the corresponding storage object is implemented (Entity Framework models)
  • The Method Editor dialog is improved: fast access to the editor of the corresponding storage object is implemented (Entity Framework models)
  • Warnings about objects that are not mapped are added
  • The naming algorithm for the newly-created columns, which correspond to complex type's properties, when using the Model First approach is improved (Entity Framework models)
  • A SHIFT+DELETE keyboard shortcut for deleting entity, complex type, or enum from diagram only is added
  • An INSERT keyboard shortcut for creating a new entity, adding property to the selected entity/complex type or new member to enum is added
  • The possibility to view notes, added through the "Documentation" property, for all the diagram objects via hints is implemented
  • Hints for diagram objects are improved
  • The behaviour is changed: Configure Behaviour dialog is renamed to Stored Procedure Mapping; options for hiding inappropriate and mapped stored procedures are added (Entity Framework models)
  • The behaviour is changed: Table Editor dialog is renamed to Storage Entity Editor (Entity Framework models)
  • The behaviour is changed: Stored Procedure Editor dialog is renamed to Storage Procedure Editor (Entity Framework models)
  • The behaviour is changed: Configure Behaviour dialog is renamed to Stored Procedure Mapping (LinqConnect models)

06-September-12 New features in dotConnect for PostgreSQL 6.2

  • Visual Studio 2012 is supported
  • The support of Range Types for PostgreSQL 9.2 is added
  • PgSqlIntRange class for representing the int4range type is added
  • PgSqlBigIntRange class for representing the int8range type is added
  • PgSqlNumericRange class for representing the numrange type is added
  • PgSqlTimeStampRange class for representing the tsrange type is added
  • PgSqlTimeStampTZRange class for representing the tstzrange type is added
  • PgSqlDataRange class for representing the datarange type is added
  • The TimeZone property of the PgSqlLocalization class is implemented to adjust timezone of the corresponding .NET data types when converting them to/from the server data types

LinqConnect (formerly known as LINQ to PostgreSQL)

  • The fluent mapping is improved: support of the ID generators for primary keys is added

Entity Developer

  • Support for ADO.NET Entity Framework 5 is added
  • Predefined template for generating Repositories and Unit of Work classes is added
  • Integration with Visual Studio refactoring for renaming model objects is implemented
  • The possibility to set different namespaces for the context and its entities when using the DbContext template is implemented (Entity Framework models)
  • The "Use Database Comments" option of Model Settings is implemented to determine whether comments for database objects, if supported by DBMS, will be used for model objects Documentation initialization and taken into account when executing model or database update operations
  • The "Implement IClonable" option for the generated classes based on the model entities is added to all templates
  • The 'Entity Base' class property, which allows specifying the ancestor class/interface for a particular entity type, is implemented (LinqConnect models)
  • The behaviour is changed: the "Save connection string in App.Config as" option is available for LinqConnect models in the standalone version Entity Developer (the entry in App.Config must be added manually afterwards)
  • The behaviour is changed: only particular (not all) property characteristics are regenerated when using Update Model From Database wizard after the metadata of the corresponding column have been changed (LinqConnect models)

Entity Framework

  • The support of the PostgreSQL full-text search functionality is implemented
  • The config.CodeFirstOptions.TruncateLongDefaultNames configuration option (default value is False) is added to provide the possibility of truncating long default names of indexes, primary keys, and foreign keys generated by Code-First Migrations
  • The validation of identifier name length in Code-First Migrations is implemented
  • The behaviour is changed: Devart.Data.PostgreSql.Entity.Migrations.dll is built with the 4.4 version of EntityFramework.dll now

17-July-12 New features in dotConnect for PostgreSQL 6.1

  • The behaviour is changed: when a connection is terminated, PgSqlAlerter waiting process is terminated too and an exception is thrown

Entity Developer

  • The possibility to unload assemblies from the main application domain by using separate application domain is implemented
  • The possibility to disable such Database First Settings as type mapping rules is implemented
  • The design time copy/cut/paste functionality for enum members is added
  • The behaviour is changed: the warning, related to the missing property setter, is disabled (LinqConnect models)
  • The behaviour is changed: for the association, in which the many-side entity hasn't the primary key, the code and the mapping are not generated (LinqConnect models)
  • The behaviour is changed: the properties, that correspond autoincrement fields, are generated with a ReadOnly keyword in VB.NET (LinqConnect models)

Entity Framework

  • The support of the PostgreSQL full-text search functionality is implemented
  • The PgSqlTextFunctions class for working with full-text search functions in LINQ to Entities is added
  • The support of the TSVECTOR and TSQUERY data types is implemented
  • The PgSqlCreateIndexConfiguration class for creating full-text indexes in CreateIndex operation in Code-First Migrations is added
  • Creating indexes for FK columns in Code-First CreateDatabase functionality is implemented
  • The config.DatabaseScript.ForeignKey.IndexCreation configuration option is added (default value is True)
  • The config.QueryOptions.UseCSharpNullComparisonBehavior configuration option for checking for NULL when comparing a nullable property (column) or an expression with a variable (parameter) in LINQ to Entities is implemented (by default, false)
  • The SimilarTo overloaded methods are added to the PgSqlFunctions class to provide support of the SQL SIMILAR TO statement
  • The possibility of setting configuration options via the application config file is implemented
  • The Devart.Data.PostgreSql.Entity.xsd file is added to the installation in order to simplify setting and validating the application config file settings when using the XML Editor
  • Code-First Migrations now supports specifying which schema (database) a table belongs to
  • CASE generation is improved
  • The config.Workarounds.IgnoreDboSchemaName configuration option is added. The option is automatically set to True, if Code-First (Migrations) EF v4.x/5.x is used
  • The behaviour is changed: in case of using Code-First (Migrations) EF v4.x/5.x the schema name 'dbo' will be ignored by default

22-May-12 New features in dotConnect for PostgreSQL 6.0

  • Visual Studio 2012 Release Candidate is supported
  • The Initialization Command connection string parameter is implemented
  • The MemCryptStorage class for storing SSL certificates in the application memory is implemented
  • The behaviour is changed: the 'sender' parameter in MonitorEventHandler is a connection and the MonitorEventArgs.ExtraInfo property is filled with the connection string
  • The behaviour is changed: the access modifier of the connectionString field of web provider classes is changed from private to protected

LinqConnect (formerly known as LINQ to PostgreSQL)

  • References to System.Data.Linq are removed; now LinqConnect uses only its own classes
  • Upgrade wizard for upgrading projects to the new version of LinqConnect automatically is added
  • The possibility to choose cache mode (classic mode for cases when DataContext is used as a unit of work, and self-cleaning mode for cases when DataContext is a long-lived object) is added
  • The possibility to map stored procedure out parameters of the CURSOR type to IEnumerable parameters of the corresponding methods is added
  • Tracking of complex object graphs with chains of parent-child objects is optimized
  • Number of database calls required for managing objects with a many-to-many association is reduced
  • Delete rule performance is improved
  • Compilation performance is improved
  • Materialization performance is improved
  • Compiled query cache is improved

Entity Developer

  • The sticker notes for adding comments to diagrams are implemented
  • The possibility to add a stamp, specifying diagram author, company, version, copyrights, project name, and date, to a diagram is implemented
  • New Collapse All and Expand All menu commands for collapsing and expanding diagram shapes are added
  • The "Pluralize collection navigation properties" option for the possibility to turn off the pluralization of the many-end names of associations is implemented
  • The "sealed override" inheritance modifier for methods based on stored procedures and functions is added (LinqConnect models)
  • The behaviour is changed: context menu commands for working with diagram are grouped to the Diagram submenu of the context menu
  • The behaviour is changedr: the possibility to change diagram shape color via the corresponding Shape -> Color context menu command is added
  • The behaviour is changed: when pasting a copied entity to a new diagram, a new entity is not created, the existing entity is added to this diagram
  • The behaviour is changed: when cutting an entity from the diagram, the entity is not cut from the model, only from the diagram
  • The behaviour is changed: "Update Model From Database" wizard places newly added properties to the base abstract class now instead of putting them into child classes where the mapping is (Entity Framework models)
  • The behaviour is changed: the Money data type is mapped to System.Decimal by default now when using Database First approach (Entity Framework models)

Entity Framework

  • The config.CodeFirstOptions.RemoveSchemaFromDefaultConstraintName option for removing schema name from the default constraint name is implemented in Code-First Migrations (by default, true)
  • The config.CodeFirstOptions.AddTableNameInDefaultIndexName option for adding a table name to the default index name is implemented in Code-First Migrations (by default, true)
  • The config.CodeFirstOptions.DisableIndexQuoting option is implemented for a backward compatibility with migrations which use indexes, generated and applied in the 5.xx versions
  • The behaviour is changed: the Money data type is mapped to System.Decimal by default now when using Entity Data Model Wizard/Generate Database Wizard and Code-First CreateDatabase functionality

15-Mar-12 New features in dotConnect for PostgreSQL 5.80

  • Visual Studio 11 Beta is supported
  • The IPv6 protocol is supported
  • The PgSqlConnection.ClearAllPools(bool force) method is added
  • The behaviour is changed: the Money PostgreSQL data type is mapped to System.Decimal now
  • The behaviour is changed: the PgSqlDataReader.GetDateTime method returns DateTime with DateTimeKind.Local now
  • The behaviour is changed: the exception message when connecting to a non-existing database is "database ... does not exist" now
  • The handling of empty options in the connection string is improved
  • The PgSqlParameter(String, String) constructor is removed to avoid ambiguity with the PgSqlParameter(String, object) overload

Entity Developer

  • The copy/cut/paste functionality is added for objects of the conceptual part of a model
  • The possibility to drag&drop properties between classes in Model Explorer is implemented
  • The "HeaderTimestampVersionControlTag" generation template option is added for improving integration with version-control systems
  • The multiline popup editor for the Documentation.Summary property is implemented
  • The behaviour is changed: the Migrate option is added to the context menu of property in Model Explorer
  • The behaviour is changed: entities and enums on the designer surface are more resizable now

Entity Framework

  • Entity Framework 5.0 Beta 2 is supported
  • SQL generation for .Any method in LINQ to Entities is improved
  • The behaviour is changed: Devart.Data.PostgreSql.Entity.Migrations.dll is built with the 4.3.1 version of EntityFramework.dll now

27-Jan-12 New features in dotConnect for PostgreSQL 5.70

Entity Developer

  • The validation of method parameters in LinqConnect models is added
  • The context menu options for unchecking changed/added/dropped tables are implemented for the root nodes in the "Update To/From Database" wizards
  • The possibility to rename the storage part of the model in Model Explorer is implemented (Entity Framework models)
  • The diagram design is changed: an arrow (instead of a triangle) is used on the tip of an association now
  • The documentation generation for navigation properties is implemented
  • The "Recreate Model" option, allowing to rebuild the model from a scratch, is added to the "Update Model From Database" wizard
  • The "GeneratePartialClass" template property to generate a partial class, which will not be overwritten by the designer, for each class in the model is added
  • The stored procedures support in DbContext template in case of XML mapping is implemented (Entity Framework models)
  • The behaviour is changed: database column comments are transfered to the Summary attribute of the Documentation property now

Entity Framework

  • Entity Framework 4.3 (Code First Migrations) is supported
  • The validation of identifier name length in Code-First Migrations is implemented
  • The conversion of .StartsWith, .Contains, .EndsWith to LIKE clause in the generated SQL for the case of expression-based condition is supported
  • The Code-First Migrations behaviour is changed: if the nullable value of the property in migration is not set explicitly, the corresponding column will be created nullable

09-Dec-11 New features in dotConnect for PostgreSQL 5.60

Entity Developer

  • Capability for customizing the default Type Mapping Rules is implemented
  • Capability for setting diagram options either globally for all diagram documents or separately for a particular one is implemented: the Diagram Appearance and Printing options can now be set through the Options dialog box
  • Capability for setting such options as Environment, Diagram and Servers' to adjust the Entity Developer behavior, Model diagram behavior and Type Mapping Rules to your needs is implemented
  • Capability for setting and defining the class property validation rules based on different engines (Data Annotation, Enterprise Library, NHibernate Validator) is added
  • The HasStream attribute of entity types, used retrieve binary data as a stream via Open Data Protocol, is supported (Entity Framework models)
  • The documentation generation for Enum members is implemented
  • The "Detect function-based column default value" option for automatic setting StoreGeneratedPattern to Identity for corresponding columns is implemented for Entity Framework models (by default, false)
  • The algorithm for forming the Navigation Properties names, when there are several FOREIGN KEY constraints between the same tables, is changed
  • The behaviour is changed: the Navigation Property will not be displayed on the diagram and in Model Explorer if "Generate" is set to false for the appropriate association end
  • The behaviour is changed: the Validate Max Length attribute is synchronized with the Max Length attribute of Property by default now
  • The behaviour is changed: the Validate Required attribute is synchronized with the Nullable attribute of Property by default now
  • The behaviour is changed: when selecting a property in the Model Explorer, the corresponding entity on the diagram does not expand if it is collapsed

Entity Framework

  • The behavior of the Database.Delete code-first method is changed: the constraints are now disabled when database objects are deleted
  • The config.QueryOptions.NoEscapeLike and CaseInsensitiveLike options are implemented to manage LIKE behaviour when using Linq to Entities extention methods .Contains() .EndsWith() .StartsWith()
  • The generation of SQL-literals for byte array when using PostgreSQL server 9.x is supported
  • The generation of SQL-literals for DateTime with fractional part of seconds is improved

06-Sep-11 New features in dotConnect for PostgreSQL 5.50

  • GSS authentication is supported
  • Changed behaviour: the type of 'userid' and 'roleid' columns in database schema of ASP.NET Provider Model Support is UUID now
  • The possibility of using payload string for PostgreSQL version 9.0 and higher is implemented

LinqConnect (formerly known as LINQ to PostgreSQL)

  • Fluent Mapping support is added

Entity Developer

  • Fluent Mapping template for LinqConnect models is added
  • Support for enumerated types ("enums") in LinqConnect and Entity Framework June 2011 CTP models is implemented
  • Import for selected stored procedures into the context model for Entity Framework models is implemented
  • New skins to improve the apllication appearance are implemented
  • Selection driven highlighting is implemented
  • Capability for changing the shape color for entities, complex types and enums is implemented
  • Capability for selecting the diagram skin type is implemented
  • Disabling facets that are not applicable to the current field type is implemented (LinqConnect models)
  • The possibility of specifying the name of the connection string to be saved in the application configuration file is implemented
  • Default behaviour changed: now the Update To Database Wizard does not drop foreign keys of a table if the 'master' one is not represented in the LinqConnect model
  • The default attribute mapping source for LinqConnect models is made static
  • Behaviour is changed: table is not marked as "Changed" in Update Wizard if DefaultValue is set for its expression column

Entity Framework

  • The possibility to turn off generation of fake updates for parent entities is implemented

17-May-11 New features in dotConnect for PostgreSQL 5.30

  • DbTransactionBase class is added
  • TransactionStateChanging and TransactionStateChanged events are added to the DbConnectionBase class
  • Policy file for the Devart.Data.PostgreSql.Entity assembly is added
  • SSPI authentication is supported
  • The License Information Wizard is improved: it now generates licenses for projects that have Entity Framework models or refer to Devart.Data.PostgreSql.Web, but have no direct references to Devart.Data.PostgreSql.dll
  • The support of events which occur when connections are taken and returned to pool for processing PgSqlMonitor.TraceEvent is added
  • The PgSqlDump.BlockSize property is implemented to control the size of data block when making dump of large object
  • The "Use schema name" and "Use catalog name" check boxes are added to DataSet Wizard

LinqConnect (formerly known as LINQ to PostgreSQL)

  • Eager loading is implemented in case the related entities collection is referenced in the select clause of the query
  • Fetch mode customization for eager loading of related entities is implemented
  • The 'IsReference' mode of entity serialization is supported

Entity Developer

  • New Templates are added:
    • LinqConnect: POCO template with XML mapping generation
    • Entity Framework: POCO template, Self-Tracking template, DbContext template with fluent mapping generation
  • Templates usability is improved
  • Template Editor is significantly improved
  • Ability to declare additional properties for model objects is added
  • Ability to specify .NET attributes for model objects is added
  • The possibility to export the diagram into an image file was added
  • The possibility to restrict adding the connection string information to the application configuration file is added
  • The CITEXT data type is supported
  • The changes in the Entity name are now preserved by Update From Database Wizard (Entity Framework models)
  • The pluralization algorithm is improved when Naming rules are defined
  • Runtime support for literals specified in the 'Default Value' entity field property for LinqConnect models is implemented
  • The "Preserve schema name in storage" option is added

Entity Framework

  • Entity Framework 4.2 June 2011 CTP is supported
  • Batch Updates support is added
  • Adjustable SQL Formatting for DML commands is added
  • Ability to configure the NULL values inserting behaviour is added
  • IgnoreSchemaName workaround (mainly for Code First) is added
  • DisableQuoting workaround is added
  • PgSqlFunctions.Like support (including LINQ to Entities) is added
  • The PgSqlFunctions.ILike support is added
  • Configurable database deletion and creation support is added
  • The processing of LINQ expressions which work with literals is improved
  • Processing of Edm.StartsWith, Edm.Contains, and Edm.EndsWith is improved

27-Jan-11 New features in dotConnect for PostgreSQL 5.10

  • Supported Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1
  • Added DDEX support in Express Edition
  • Supported SQL Server Reporting Services x64
  • Implemented possibility to include tablespace names to the table definition script when backing up schema via PgSqlDump
  • Supported SSL connection to PostgreSQL server v 9.0
  • Added BeginTransaction value to the MonitorEventType enum
  • Implemented the DbMonitor.EventQueueLimit property which allows to set the maximal allowed number of messages waiting for being processed by the dbMonitor application
  • Significantly improved performance of prepared commands execution on protocol 3.0

LinqConnect (formerly known as LINQ to PostgreSQL)

  • Implemented the Attach(object entity, object original) method of the Devart.Data.Linq.ITable interface
  • Implemented implicit sorting by the entity key in queries with defined LoadWith rules

Entity Developer

  • Added possibility to split model into several diagrams for better handling of large models
  • Implemented possibility to disable automatic recognition of many-to-many associations
  • Added ConstraintSet property for Constraints in the Store part of the Entity Framework model
  • Added mapping for Function Import result types (Entity Framework v4 only)
  • Changed behaviour: when adding two related entities with the corresponding properties having different types, an invalid association is created now

Entity Framework

  • Entity Framework 4.1 RTW supported

29-Nov-10 New features in dotConnect for PostgreSQL 5.00

  • Supported Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta
  • Implemented the LocalFailover property and ConnectionLost event of the PgSqlConnection class for processing connection problems
  • Added "Transaction Scope Local" connection string option that enables the support for non-distributed transactions in the TransactionScope implementation
  • Added overloads for methods of DbDataReaderBase class with column name parameter
  • Improved interface in DbLoader class - added string and integer indexers
  • Added the 'Validate Connection' connection string parameter to validate connection on its retrieving from pool
  • Changed behaviour: when clearing the pool, the number of connections specified in 'Min Pool Size' is never removed

LinqConnect (formerly known as LINQ to PostgreSQL)

  • Ability to execute DML statements in batches on SubmitChanges added
  • Table Per Type inheritance supported
  • Supported ASP.NET Dynamic Data with ASP.NET Dynamic Data project templates
  • PLINQ support added (connection manager redesigned for thread safety)
  • Supported Visual Studio Debugger Visualizer with SQL syntax highlighting for the DataQuery objects
  • Implemented support for custom type arguments in LinqConnect compiled queries

Entity Developer

  • Update To Database with Storage Synchronization functionality added
  • Added possibility for changing the UpdateCheck property for several fields at once
  • Added Update Model From Database functionality
  • Added multiselect support for properties
  • Improved large models handling

Entity Framework

  • Entity Data Model Wizard and Update Model from Database Wizard in Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta supported
  • Improved SQL generation for IN (Entity SQL) and Contains (LINQ to Entities) clauses

20-May-10 New features in dotConnect for PostgreSQL 4.95

  • Supported password salt in ASP.NET membership provider
  • Implemented capability of extending base functionality of ASP.NET providers
  • Added support for Enterprise Library 5
  • Added Unprepared Execute connection string parameter
  • Changed the primary key of the aspnet_sessions table for ASP.NET Web providers (the ApplicationName column added)
  • Implemented integration with Visual Web Developer 2008 and 2010 Express editions
  • Implemented the BackupQuery method of PgSqlDump for dumping result sets
  • Changed behaviour: PgSqlCursor.GetDataReader() returns a reader depending on the FetchAll and FetchSize properties of the command that returned PgSqlCursor
  • Changed behaviour: removed the Database element from the PgSqlDumpObjects enumerator
  • Implemented support for PgSqlLargeObject in PgSqlDump
  • Implemented trimming leading spaces in fixed-length char fields when backing up data with PgSqlDump
  • Added the Constraints element into the PgSqlDumpObjects enumeration
  • Changed the mode of PgSqlScript execution: PgSqlScript is always executed in unprepared mode now
  • Implemented host option for current process in dbMonitor
  • Added possibility for tracing the distributed transactions in DBMonitor
  • Added functionality for creating and using empty PgSqlArrays (CreateEmptyArray and IsEmpty methods)
  • Improved Upgrade wizard
  • Removed redundant queries on PgSqlDataTable.Open()

LinqConnect (formerly known as LINQ to PostgreSQL)

  • LINQ to PostgreSQL support is renamed to LinqConnect
  • Added support for Complex type
  • Added support for different configurable algorithms for primary key generation
  • Automatic configurable compiled query caching supported
  • Performance improved
  • Improved transaction behaviour in case when exception is thrown
  • DataContext class is now CLS-Compilant
  • Added implementation of the ITable interface for the Table class
  • Changed DataContext.Log output format for Microsoft compatibility reasons

Entity Developer

  • Added possibility of renaming associations in the model
  • Added default bindings to entity fields in Insert(Update/Delete) MethodMappings
  • Added validation error in case of non-supported association between Unique keys

Entity Framework

  • Model First support improved
    • Added more settings in Devart SSDLToPostgreSql.tt file
    • DROP statements generation added
    • Schema name is not generated before each object
  • Added implementation for the DatabaseExists method

15-Apr-10 New features in dotConnect for PostgreSQL 4.90

  • Supported Visual Studio 2010
  • Install Wizard improved (ability to automatically uninstall previous version added)
  • ADO.NET Data Services v1.5 CTP2 supported
  • Added possibility to avoid connecting to dbMonitor.exe when using DbMonitor ancestors
  • Changed queries for retrieving metadata to match the escape symbols rules for PostgreSQL 8.4

LINQ to PostgreSQL

  • Added support for XML type
  • Added support for specific dynamic expressions

Entity Framework

  • Supported ADO.NET Entity Framework 4
    • Support for new Canonical aggregate and scalar functions added
    • Ability to use standard DBMS functions in LINQ queries added
    • Support for Model First (templates for DB generation) added
    • Full support for Entity Data Model Wizard/Update Wizard added
  • Added support for methods creating and deleting the database (EF v1 and EF v4)

Entity Developer

  • Support for ADO.NET Entity Framework 4 added
  • Added possibility of renaming associations in the model
  • Added validation error in case of non-supported association between Unique keys
  • Support for multi-result set methods added
  • Improved dialogs for editing model objects
  • Full integration with Visual Studio implemented
  • Added full support for ModificationFunctionMapping
  • Improved Find in Model functionality
  • Strongly typed reference cursors supported
  • Improved One-To-One associations handling

20-Nov-09 New features in dotConnect for PostgreSQL 4.65

  • Integration with improved dbMonitor added
  • Implemented Ping method in PgSqlConnection class
  • Added orderid column for Site Map provider for custom map node ordering
  • Added some DataSet Wizard design-time improvements
  • Changed default behaviour of DataSet generation: if index is set as an expression, this index will be ignored

LINQ to PostgreSQL

  • Devart DbLinqDataSource added
  • Linq performance improved
  • Supported navigation using properties (not only keys)

Entity Developer

  • New T4 like template engine with powerful editor added
  • Updated code generation
    • Ability to generate separate files for classes added
    • Entity Framework Pregenerated Views support added
    • Improved null handling code generation
  • Ability to execute LINQ and Entity SQL queries with data and native sql preview added
  • Ability to preview and edit data displayed in Database Explorer added
  • Table splitting added (emulation of deferred loading for "large" datatypes in EF)
  • OnDelete support for associations added

14-Jul-09 New features in dotConnect for PostgreSQL 4.55

  • Visual Studio 2010 Beta supported
  • The behavior of ConnectionTimeout corrected
  • Additional SSL paremeters: SslCACert and SslKey added
  • ASP.NET Web Providers: Added requiresUniqueEmail functionality

LINQ to PostgreSQL

  • Added support of the String.IsNullOrEmpty() method

Entity Developer 2.20

  • Advanced mapping with Entity Framework QueryView supported
  • Added dialogs for suitable storage model editing
  • Displaying of Navigation properties on diagram and project explorer implemented
  • Ability to change properties order added
  • Ability to edit Referential constraints added
  • Ability to set OnDelete action added
  • Ability to set Rows Affected parameter added
  • Added advanced search on the model
  • Added support for storing connections in the configuration files
  • Added Entity Set Pluralization Naming Rule

28-Apr-09 New features in dotConnect for PostgreSQL 4.50

  • Added PgSqlAlerter class to handle LISTEN/NOTIFY commands
  • Supported binary mode in PgSqlLoader
  • New database object types supported in PgSqlDump
  • Added PgSqlArray class to support PostgreSQL ARRAY data type
  • Added support for SSL connections
  • Added PgSqlLargeObject class to support PostgreSQL large objects

LINQ to PostgreSQL

  • Supported extended errors processing
  • Supported DataLoadOptions class and Include method for tuning data loading
  • Supported DeferredLoadingEnable functionality
  • Supported function import
  • Supported stored procedures as insert/update/delete behavior
  • Supported user-defined functions in selection part of a query
  • Supported CreateDatabase() and DeleteDatabase() methods
  • Supported SqlMethods class
  • Supported returning new Dictionary from query

Entity Developer 2.00

  • Supported Entity Framework
  • Supported stored procedures and functions for LINQ to SQL
  • Added naming rules for database objects
  • Added Visual Studio integration
  • Stability and performance improvements
  • Validation schema improved
  • Entity Framework Complex Type supported
  • Entity Framework Storage Model editing supported
  • Many-to-Many associations retrieving added
  • Usability improvements

13-Nov-08 New features in dotConnect for PostgreSQL 4.00

  • PostgreSQLDirect .NET renamed to dotConnect for PostgreSQL
  • Supported LINQ to PostgreSQL
  • Added Entity Developer for LINQ to PostgreSQL
  • Added free Express Edition with basic connectivity features
  • Supported UUID type
  • Supported REF Cursors
  • Support for .NET Framework 1.x is discontinued
  • Renamed assemblies, namespaces, and classes (for information on upgrading your projects please refer to FAQ, section Subscriptions and Upgrades)

Entity Framework support

  • The MONEY type is now mapped to System.Double
  • Supported special character type "char"
  • NULLs can now be used in typed expressions

20-Aug-08 New features in PostgreSQLDirect .NET 3.75

  • Supported .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1
  • Supported Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1

29-May-08 New features in PostgreSQLDirect .NET 3.70

  • Supported .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 Beta
  • Supported Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Beta
  • Improved support for ADO.NET Entity Framework

26-Feb-08 New features in PostgreSQLDirect .NET 3.50

  • Added DB server-based data paging for web applications
  • PgSqlDataSource design time improvements
  • ASP.NET demo pack added
  • PgSqlSelectStatement.TryParse method added
  • DataLink.DataSource property can refer to another DataLink component

20-Dec-07 New features in PostgreSQLDirect .NET 3.30

  • Visual Studio 2008 supported
  • Entity Framework Beta 3 supported
  • Added Licensing Information dialog

25-Oct-07 New features in PostgreSQLDirect .NET 3.25

  • .NET Entity Framework Beta 2 supported
  • Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 supported
  • Added Visual Basic versions to CRM, WinForms, and Web samples

30-Aug-07 New features in PostgreSQLDirect .NET 3.20

  • Supported Visual Studio codename Orcas Beta 1
  • Supported .NET Entity Framework
  • Added support for x64 architecture
  • Enhanced command builder with generation of row refresh statements
  • Added DbCommand.GetRecordCount() method to determine rows count of a request
  • Added INullable interface for provider specific types
  • Added capability to store connection strings in application settings
  • Extended drag'n'drop capabilities in DataSet Manager
  • Add-in menu moved to Visual Studio package
  • Demo projects reorganized
  • Added CRM (Customer Relationship Management) demo project
  • Added Ping demo project for Mobile Edition

13-Apr-07 New features in PostgreSQLDirect .NET 3.00

Application development enhancement
  • Added DataSet Manager to control dataset instances in the project
  • Added DataSet Editor for convenient datasets manipulation
  • New PgSqlDataSet class to use with PgSqlDataTable
  • New component DataLink added for flexible data binding
  • New capabilities added to PgSqlDataTable class
  • Added capability for cross-form components cooperation
  • Design time visualization extended
  • Supported addin and DataSet Wizard integration with Borland Developer Studio
.NET 2 features
  • Added PgSqlDependency class to support Database Change Notification
  • Added PgSqlDataSourceEnumerator class to support Server Enumeration feature
  • Added support for Batch Update in PgSqlDataAdapter
  • Added support for returning provider-specific types in PgSqlDataReader and PgSqlDataAdapter
Other features
  • SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence Solutions supported
  • Added PgSqlSelectStatement class for building SELECT statements
  • Added PgSqlTimeStamp class to represent TIMESTAMP and DATE types
  • Added list of hosts in connection form and connection properties
  • Added PgSqlLoader.LoadTable() method
  • Base level classes moved to the new assembly CoreLab.Data.dll
  • New demo projects added
  • Added DbLoader class that serves to load external data into database
  • Added PostgreSQLDirect .NET information to Visual Studio 2005 splash screen and About box

12-Dec-06 New features in PostgreSQLDirect .NET 2.55

  • Windows Vista support added

17-Apr-06 New features in PostgreSQLDirect .NET 2.50

  • Implemented advanced integration with Visual Studio 2005, including Server Explorer, Data Source wizard, TableAdapter configuration, Query Builder and configuring web component SqlDataSource
  • ASP.NET 2.0 providers added: Membership Provider, Profile Provider, Role Provider, Session State Provider
  • DataSet Wizard added
  • Enterprise Library Data Access Application Block support added
  • Mono support added
  • Borland Delphi 2006 support added
  • EnterpriseDB Postgre SQL Server supported
  • Provider invariant name changed
  • Added streaming support for PgSqlScript
  • Added list of Frequently Asked Questions

20-Dec-05 New features in PostgreSQLDirect .NET 2.40

  • Supported .NET Framework 2.0 release version
  • Supported Visual Studio 2005 release version
  • Supported PostgreSQL server 8.1 release version
  • Supported Pervasive Postgres SQL server
  • Compact .NET Framework 2.0 supported
  • Added support for InputOutput parameters
  • Precision of PgSqlInterval class increased due to bigger maximal days number

17-Oct-05 New features in PostgreSQLDirect .NET 2.20

  • Composite types supported
  • Tested with Mono Framework
  • NULLs are not treated as empty strings on data fetch any more

01-Jul-05 New features in PostgreSQLDirect .NET 2.11

  • PgSqlCommandBuilder.UpdatingFields property added
  • CoreLab.PostgreSql.PgSqlLoader now inherits from CoreLab.Common.DbLoader

30-May-05 New features in PostgreSQLDirect .NET 2.10

  • Support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 added
  • Publisher policy file added for versions compatibility
  • Performance increased
  • Output parameters support added
  • "DefaultValue" column in GetSchemaTable() result added

24-Jan-05 New features in PostgreSQLDirect .NET 2.00

  • Support for .NET Framework 2.0 added
  • Support for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2005 Beta 1 added
  • Support for Borland Delphi 2005 added
  • Added support ADO.NET 2 features including:
    • Support for metadata schemas added
    • The Base-Class-Based provider model used
    • Connection pooling enhancements functionality added, that allows you to programmatically "drain" the connection pool
    • New PgSqlConnectionStringBuilder component to build connection strings to represent data sources
  • PostgreSQL 8.0 support added
  • Support for transferring data in binary format added
  • PgSqlInterval type added
  • Performance increased due to using binary format of transferring data for protocol 3.0 and optimizing data conversion for protocol 2.0
  • Support composite types(row types) result set in stored procedures
  • PgSqlConnection.AutoCommit is obsolete (not supported since server version 7.4)

22-Sep-04 New features in PostgreSQLDirect .NET 1.85

  • PgSqlCommand.InsertOid property added
  • PgSqlException deserialization constructor added
  • Support for multiple ExecuteReader added
  • New component PgSqlDataTable added
  • New methods for asynchronous working added
  • Support for paginal access to query result added
  • Support for command timeout added

07-Jul-04 New features in PostgreSQLDirect .NET 1.80

  • Support for Compact Framework added
  • PgSqlDataReader.HasRows property added
  • Support for connection timeout added

17-May-04 New features in PostgreSQLDirect .NET 1.70

  • PostgreSQL 7.4 protocol was supported
  • Full PostgreSQL 7.4 error information
  • Native PostgreSQL 7.4 parameters and unnamed parameters added
  • Unicode property added to PgSqlConnection class
  • Charset property added to PgSqlConnection class
  • AutoCommit property added to PgSqlConnection class
  • FetchAll property added to PgSqlCommand class
  • New component PgSqlScript added
  • New component PgSqlLoader added
  • New component PgSqlDump added
  • Connection pooling was improved
  • C++ sample added

12-Feb-04 New features in PostgreSQLDirect .NET 1.51

  • Support for Borland Delphi 8 added

18-Dec-03 New features in PostgreSQLDirect .NET 1.50

  • PostgreSQL 7.4 support
  • Support for connection pooling added
  • MD5 and Crypt user authentication methods available
  • GetSchemaTable with full KeyInfo added
  • Batch execution of multiply SELECT statements enabled
  • New structures and classes for geometric and LOB types were added
  • New component PgSqlMonitor was added
  • Enhanced connection editor enabled
  • GetSchemaTable from multiply SELECT queries added
  • Documentation integrated into Visual Studio .NET
  • XML documentation for code completion added
  • New sample applications added
  • Support for Borland C#Builder added

15-Oct-03 New features in PostgreSQLDirect .NET 1.10

  • Visual Studio .NET 2003 support added
  • Property editors for PgSqlCommandBuilder.KeyFields and PgSqlCommandBuilder.UpdatingTable added
  • Performance greatly improved

10-Apr-03 New First release of PostgreSQLDirect .NET

ADO.NET Provider for PostgreSQL