Entity Developer is a powerful ORM modeling and code generation tool for NHibernate,
ADO.NET Entity Framework, LinqConnect, and LINQ to SQL. You can use Model-First and
Database-First approaches to design your model and generate C# or Visual
Basic .NET code for it. It introduces new approaches for designing ORM models, boosts
productivity, and facilitates the development of database applications.
Entity Developer allows you to create and edit NHibernate, Entity Framework, LinqConnect,
and LINQ to SQL models visually, without typing a line of XML code. It supports
creating all kinds of mapping, such as table splitting, mapping entity to several
tables, complex types, inheritance hierarchies, creating entities from SELECT statements
and methods from SQL code, etc. Code
generation is very flexible due to using T4-like templates, allowing virtually
anything you may want for code generation. C# and VB code can be generated for your
model out-of-the-box, and you may even create your own templates for other programming
Entity Developer supports NHibernate,
LinqConnect, and LINQ to SQL models.
It offers a separate edition for each of the supported ORMs and the Professional
Edition supporting all the three ORMs. Entity Developer for NHibernate and Entity
Developer for Entity Framework allow designing NHibernate and Entity Framework models.
See the Compatibility page for the list of ADO.NET
providers, supported for these ORMs. Entity Developer for LINQ to SQL uses Microsoft
SqlClient to connect to database. Entity Developer is also included to the professional
edition of dotConnect for PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, SQLite, and Salesforce and
Entity Developer seamlessly integrates with Visual Studio 2008, 2010, and 2012.
You may edit your Entity Developer models as Visual Studio documents, in the same
way as EDM models. Entity Developer toolbars and tool windows behave as native Visual
Studio toolbars and toolwindows, all Entity Developer functionality is available
from Visual Studio menu. However, Entity Developer can be used as a stand-alone
application, and it does not require Visual Studio to function.
Let me say first, that the DevArt DotConnect for Oracle is fantastic. It solved
the problem perfectly, which was to use LINQ with Oracle. The Entity Developer tool
is amazing--I can make a data change and it compiles immediately.
I have got to say that you guys are the most responsive group when it comes to fixing
bugs. Many of the problems I have posted about have specifically been addressed
in a subsequent release of your dotConnect for Oracle or Entity Developer products.
This one wasn't even a complaint and you fixed it anyway. Thank you! Please keep
up the great customer service, you guys are awesome!
Use any approach in your development -
Model-First or Database-First.
Entity Developer provides optimized performance and convenient work with large models on all stages of development.
Entity Developer allows executing LINQ or ESQL
queries against the model, and view/edit data.
Entity Developer checks your model for errors asynchronously while you
Code generation is very flexible
due to using T4-like templates, allowing virtually anything you may want for code
With Entity Developer you can tweak property validation visually, without typing
code. You can use various validation engines.
"I tried Entity Developer and it works much better than the built-in model generator."
Thesycon Systemsoftware & Consulting GmbH
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