Entity Developer 2.20 Released!

July 14, 2009

Devart is glad to announce the release of Entity Developer 2.20, a designer for modeling and code generation for ADO.NET Entity Framework, and LINQ to SQL for SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQLite database engines. With the help of the tool, you can design an entity model from scratch or reverse-engineer an existing database, in which case you will have the classes and relations with just several clicks.

In the latest Entity Developer version, we continue to make our product an optimal solution for working with Entity Framework and having its full power at fingertips. In order to prevail, we add new features and make improvements concerning its support in the designer. Also we do a lot to make Entity Developer handier and easier-to-use - you are welcome to try building a model in an improved, more convenient way.

Also the new version offers many significant improvements, extended functionality, and increased efficiency:

  • Expanding and enhancing Entity Framework support

    We have added support for advanced mapping with QueryView.

  • Usability Improvements

    Search in the model is now available. You can request to find the specified phrase in the entire model, for example, in class names, property and association names, etc.

    Also we have added Entity Set Pluralization Naming Rule and implemented displaying of Navigation properties on diagram and project explorer.

    We have enhanced support for Entity Framework Storage Model Editing by adding dialogs for suitable storage model editing.

    Support for storing connections in the application configuration files was added.

    In Entity Developer included in Professional Edition of dotConnect for Oracle, support of Oracle package was added.

    Besides, abilities to change properties order, edit Referential constraints, set OnDelete action, set Rows Affected parameter were added and numerous other enhancements and improvements were made.

  • Database servers support

    In Entity Developer for SQL Server, support for SQL Server Compact Edition was introduced.

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.