January 27, 2012
Devart is glad to announce the release of the new versions of ADO.NET data providers,
enhanced database connectivity solutions, built over the ADO.NET architecture, that
support Entity Framework and LinqConnect ORM solutions. New versions of dotConnect
data providers offer you support for Entity Framework 4.3 Beta 1 (Code First Migrations).
In the new versions of Devart dotConnect ADO.NET providers for Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL,
and SQLite, the support for Entity Framework 4.3 Beta 1 was added. Now you can benefit
from the cutting edge Entity Framework functionality to push model changes to the
database automatically. We have added new Devart.Data.<Database name>.Entity.Migrations.dll
assemblies that implement this functionality to our products.
Our first release with Entity Framework Code-First Migrations support includes customizations
for Oracle only. You can specify tablespace for tables, create expression-based
indexes, virtual columns, check constraints, etc.
Direct mode in dotConnect for Oracle was greatly enhanced. Now you can use OBJECT,
TABLE, VARRAY, REF, XMLTYPE data types in Direct mode. Additionaly, we have supported
Oracle 9i, Oracle 10g, and Oracle 11g authentication and username/password containing
national characters in Direct mode.
If you need another feature in Entity Framework support, visit our forum at
UserVoice and vote for suggested features or suggest your own one.
If you wish to provide feedback on the new versions, you can do it in our forums or with contact form.
There is also a feedback form in the support zone of every product. We are always
glad to hear your comments and take into account your development needs.