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New Versions of dotConnect ADO.NET Providers with Support for Entity Framework Code First Migrations!

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).

Entity Framework Code First Migrations Support

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.

Objects Support in Direct Mode of dotConnect for Oracle

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.