New Versions of ADO.NET Data Providers Released
August 30, 2007
Core Lab Software Development has announced the release of the next versions of
OraDirect .NET, MyDirect .NET, and PostgreSQLDirect .NET. There are many small improvements
that make the development process much more convenient and pleasureful. Particularly,
there were enhanced DbCommand and DbCommandBuilder components, improved support
for provider-specific types, performed some design time additions.
From now on, our ADO.NET data providers can be used in conjunction with the Entity
Framework and the extended relational model (EDM). The Entity Framework support
is illustrated with wizard that generates model definition, and a new EDM demo project
that shows how to use the data provider in conceptual programming against data.
We have devoted efforts to reorganizing and enhancing the demo projects in the products.
Now almost all of the demos are united into single project that simplifies playing
around and diving into code. We have added a new demo dedicated to the CRM (Customer
Relationship Management) area. This demo shows how to use the data providers in
a well-thought application architecture. Also we have added a new demo for .NET
Compact Framework, which shows how to check the network availability from a mobile
There are several server-specific enhancements. For MyDirect .NET, we have introduced
support for DotNetNuke version 4.5. For OraDirect .NET, Proxy Authentication and
OCI Pooling were supported, performance in working with LOBs in Direct mode improved.
For a complete list of new features refer to the history pages of each product.
If you wish to provide feedback on the new versions, you can do it in our forums or by e-mail. There is also feedback form in the support
zone of every product. We are always glad to hear your comments and take into account
your development needs.