Support for Visual Studio Codename Orcas Beta 1 and Entity Framework
June 19, 2007
Core Lab Software Development has announced support for the upcoming .NET Entity
Framework in the ADO.NET product line.
The latest ADO.NET evolution focuses on raising the level of abstraction from the
logical (relational) level to the conceptual (entity) level. For this purpose Microsoft
introduces the Entity Framework, designed to simplify data - object conversion
and embed data access queries into program code.
From now on, OraDirect .NET,
MySQLDirect .NET, and PostgreSQLDirect .NET
can be used in conjunction with the Entity Framework and the extended relational
In the beta versions of data providers 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.