LinqConnect Editions

LinqConnect is available in five editions: Professional, Standard, for Silverlight, for Windows Phone, and Express.

LinqConnect Professional includes Express editions of dotConnect for Oracle, dotConnect for MySQL, dotConnect for PostgreSQL, and dotConnect for SQLite and supports corresponding databases, and Microsoft SQL Server.

LinqConnect Standard uses SqlClient to connect to Microsoft SQL Server. Other databases are not supported.

LinqConnect for Silverlight allows you to develop applications for Silverlight 4 and higher. LinqConnect for Windows Phone allows you to develop Windows Phone applications. LinqConnect for Metro allows you to develop Window Store apps. These editions support connecting to Oracle, MySQL, and PostgreSQL over TCP/IP and offer an embedded database engine based on SQLite to store data in a local database. With LinqConnect for Silverlight or LinqConnect for Windows Phone you can use both LINQ and ADO.NET data access to these databases. Read more about LinqConnect for Silverlight, LinqConnect for Windows Phone, and LinqConnect for Metro.

The Express Edition is a free limited version of LinqConnect. The Express Edition does not allow customization of code templates and is limited to 10 entities in the project. It supports Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQLite.


LinqConnect Editions

Feature Professional Standard Metro Windows Phone Silverlight Express
Visual schema modelling Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Model-First approach support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Database-First approach support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Predefined templates Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Custom templates Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
dbMonitor support Yes Yes No No No Yes
SQL Server support Yes Yes No No No Yes
Oracle support Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
MySQL support Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
PostgreSQL support Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
SQLite support Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Unlimited number of entities in model Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
.NET Framework support Yes Yes No No No Yes
Windows Store Apps support No No Yes No No No
Windows Phone support No No No Yes No No
Silverlight support No No No No Yes No
Price $249.95 $149.95 $199.95 $199.95 $199.95 Free
LINQ to SQL Compatible ORM solution for SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQLite