New Betas of dotConnect ADO.NET Providers are available!

October 30, 2009

dotConnect ADO.NET Providers continue to improve Entity Framework and LINQ to SQL support.

Entity Developer 2.50 was greatly improved. Now Entity Developer allows to view and edit data of tables, views, and model entities, create and execute Entity SQL, LINQ to Entities, and LINQ to SQL queries against the model, eliminating the need for additional applications and reducing time for accessing these operations.

Code generation for models was completely redesigned. New T4 like template language allows you to use the full power of C# or Visual Basic in the templates, allowing virtually anything you may want for code generation. Template editor now provides syntax highlighting, code completion, and parameter information features. Syntax highlighting allows you to easily distinguish text and code blocks.

The model got two new properties, affecting code generation: File Per Class and View Generation. File Per Class property allows placing each model class to a separate file, and View Generation adds code for pre-generating views for Entity Framework models.

In LINQ to SQL, dotConnects provide better performance and new DbLinqDataSource class.

To ease the database application development, integration with improved dbMonitor was added, allowing you to monitor interaction with database remotely.

If you wish to provide feedback on the new versions, you can do it in our forums or with contact form. 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.