Entity Developer 3.00 Beta with Advanced Model-First Support Is Available!

November 11, 2010

Devart is glad to present the new beta of Entity Developer 3.00 with advanced Model First support.

Now Entity Developer automatically generates the storage and mapping parts of the model while you edit its conceptual part. Even the most complex conceptual part changes are supported - complex types, many-to-many associations, complex hierarchies. However you may make manual changes to the storage part, and they will be preserved when editing conceptual part. With Entity Developer you may use QueryView and Defining Query in your storage, that cannot be used with Visual Studio 2010 Model-First implementation.

The new Entity Developer Update to Database Wizard generates ALTER statements that make only necessary changes to the database and retain the data if possible. It displays the tree of the changed objects and their changes, allowing you to choose which database objects need to be synchronized with the model, specify the renamed objects, etc.

You are welcome to download and evaluate the new Beta here.

If you wish to provide feedback on the new version, you can do it in our forums or with contact form. There is also a feedback form, and we are always glad to hear your comments and take into account your development needs.

If you want to share your ideas about new Entity Developer features, you may do it on the UserVoice. See our blog article for more information.