Spatials Support for Entity Framework in dotConnect for Oracle!

November 29, 2012

Devart is glad to announce the release of dotConnect for Oracle 7.3, Devart ADO.NET data provider for Oracle with support for Entity Framework, LinqConnect (LINQ to Oracle) and NHibernate! The new version includes support for Oracle Spatial in your projects, using Entity Framework.

Devart continuing to support all the new Entity Framework features since they are available. With the introduction of DbGeometry and DbGeography classes in Entity Framework 5, we immediately have implemented support for Oracle Spatial in our Entity Framework provider for Oracle. Oracle MDSYS.SDO_GEOMETRY object type can now be mapped to DbGeometry and DbGeography classes.

Now dotConnect for Oracle includes new versions of Devart.Data.Oracle.Entity.dll and Devart.Data.Oracle.Entity.Migrations.dll assemblies built for .NET Framework 4.5 (Entity Framework v5) and the new Devart.Data.Oracle.Entity.SharpMap.dll assembly for SharpMap GIS library support.

We have created a demo application that shows how to work with Oracle Spatial using Entity Framework and the SharpMap library with dotConnect for Oracle. It demonstrates finding distances between cities, finding the area of regions, and displaying spatial data on a map via the SharpMap library. You can read more about the demo and download its sources at our blog.

dotConnect for Oracle also provides a number of spatial-specific options for the Entity Framework provider that allow you to customise dotConnect for Oracle behaviour when working with Oracle Spatial.

Download and try the new version of dotConnect for Oracle now!

For detailed information on dotConnect for Oracle please refer to the product pages. If you wish to provide feedback on the new version, you can do it in our forum or by e-mail. We are always glad to hear your comments and take into account your development needs.