May 22, 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 redesigned and greatly improved LinqConnect and bettered
This version marks a new milestone in LinqConnect development. Renewed LinqConnect
demonstrates a new degree of performance and stability. Now it can be used in most
complicated use cases and supports submit of very complex object graphs.
Starting from this version, LinqConnect uses only its own classes. It does not reference
the System.Data.Linq assembly any more, and this assembly is not loaded with your
applications, using LinqConnect. However you don't need to worry about LINQ to SQL
compatibility. Public interface of our classes is completely compatible with the
public interface of Microsoft LINQ to SQL classes. Moreover, we provide the Upgrade
Wizard for easy upgrading of your LinqConnect projects to the new version of LinqConnect
in a few clicks.
In this version we have also optimized LinqConnect performance. We have improved
its cache, increased Submit performance, materialization performance, improved stored
procedure mapping. For more details on these improvements see
our blog article.
Entity Developer offers a number of usability improvements. For example, a shape
color can be changed by selecting Shape -> Color from the shape shortcut menu. Expand
All and Collapse All menu commands in the Diagram submenu of the shortcut menu allow
you to quickly expand/collapse diagram shapes.
Cut/copy/paste functionality behaviour was changed. Now when you paste copied entities
to a diagram where they are not present, the existing entities are added to the
diagram, new entities are not created. When you cut entities, they are cut from
the diagram, not from the whole model.
Diagrams now support notes and stamps. You can use notes to add text comments to
your diagrams and even to create hyperlinks to external files. Diagram stamp allows
you to specify the following information about diagram: diagram author, company,
version, copyrights, project name, date.
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.
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