New Version of Entity Developer with Numerous Usability Improvements!
December 20, 2012
Devart is glad to announce the release of Entity Developer 5.0 with support for DB2 database and third-party providers for Entity Framework models.
New version of Entity Developer extends the list of supported DBMSs with DB2. Now you can create NHibernate and Entity Framework models for DB2 databases using IBM DB2 .NET Data Provider. Firebird DBMS is now supported for Entity Framework models. The new version also introduces support of the following providers for Entity Framework:
- Oracle DBMS – Oracle Data Provider for .NET
- MySQL DBMS – MySQL Connector/Net
- PostgreSQL DBMS – Npgsql
- SQLite DBMS – System.Data.SQLite
- DB2 DBMS – IBM DB2 .NET Data Provider
- Firebird DBMS – Firebird ADO.NET Data Provider
Besides, new Entity Developer offers the powerful model refactoring functionality that greatly simplifies and automates such operations as creating complex types from properties, common to several entities, or creating TPT or TPC hierarchies from several entities. Now you can just select these entities on a diagram, right-click them, and select Model Refactoring from the shortcut menu. Then select the required action in the opened Model Refactoring Wizard and complete its steps, and Entity Developer will perform the selected action automatically.
Entity Developer also provides numerous improvements of its object editor dialog boxes, mapping synchronization improvements, new keyboard shortcuts and a number of other updates. You can see a more detailed review of the new features in Entity Developer in our New Features in Entity Developer 5.0 blog article.
You are welcome to download and evaluate the new version.
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.