.NET Connector for SQLite with .NET ORM Support

dotConnect for SQLite is a high-performance ORM enabled ADO.NET provider for SQLite. It builds on ADO.NET technology to present a complete solution for developing SQLite-based database applications. It introduces new approaches for designing application architecture, boosts productivity, and facilitates the development of database applications.

dotConnect for SQLite is the best solution to use SQLite in .NET Framework and develop SQLite .NET applications. It allows integrating SQLite with .NET data-related technologies, like ADO.NET, Entity Framework, Entity Framework Core and build all kinds of SQLite .NET applications - ASP.NET applications and websites, Console, WinForms, .NET MAUI apps, etc.

Our .NET Framework data provider for SQLite supports a wide range of SQLite-specific features, such as user-defined functions, CEROD, SQLiteCrypt, and SEE encryption extensions, support for enabling SQLite extensions with connection string parameters, etc.

With 11 years of development history, dotConnect for SQLite provides an ultimate pack of robust data connectivity features and already empowers thousands of data-related .NET apps.

Advanced Visual Studio Integration

dotConnect for SQLite provides a vast number of GUI tools that increase your productivity. For example, it includes DataSet tools, such as DataSet Wizard, DataSet Editor, DataSet Manager, provide you an easy way to create and edit typed and untyped DataSets.

SQLite ADO.NET Provider supports advanced Visual Studio integration (DDEX), and provides convenient visual component editors to simplify component tweaking. It supports Visual Studio 2022, 2019, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2010, and 2008.

Advanced Visual Studio Integration

Broad Compatibility

dotConnect for SQLite was the first SQLite database provider to support .NET Core and Entity Framework Core, and we work hard to support new platforms and development technologies as soon as they are released. It supports the following .NET platforms:

  • .NET 5.0, 6.0, 7.0, and 8.0
  • Full .NET Framework 2.0 – 4.8
  • .NET Core 1.x, 2.x, and 3.1
Broad Compatibility

Enhanced ORM Support

dotConnect for SQLite offers enhanced ORM support with a bundled visual designer for ORM models - Entity Developer. Our SQLite ADO.NET Provider includes Entity Framework provider and Entity Framework Core provider (Devart.Data.SQLite.EFCore) and supports the following ORMs:

  • Entity Framework v1 - v6
  • Entity Framework Core 1.x, 2.x, 3.1, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0, and 8.0
  • NHibernate
  • LinqConnect
  • Dapper

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dotConnect for SQLite Provider Features



Implements Role, Session State, Membership, Profile, Site Map, and other ASP 2.0 providers.


Enables Integration Services to export and import data to/from SQLite databases.


Allows per-component tracing of database events with a free dbMonitor application.
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