LinqConnect - Metro Database Access through LINQ and ADO.NET

New Release of LinqConnect with Metro Support!

October 9, 2012

Devart is glad to present the new release of LinqConnect for Metro.

Metro applications (Windows Store apps) cannot connect to databases directly. Developers are offered to create web services and access data through them, which may be inconvenient. LinqConnect for Metro enables your Metro applications to connect to Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL database servers and provides an embedded database engine, based on SQLite, that allows Metro Style applications to store data in a fully relational database. Now you can develop XAML C# and Visual Basic Metro applications with true ORM access to databases, using LINQ. Moreover, LinqConnect allows using ADO.NET interface for working with databases in Metro applications, which was not available for Metro before.

Storing data in a relational database offers you a number of advantages - transactions, constraints, indexes, and generally provides better performance and lesser file size. It also greatly increases reliability of local data storage. Small and efficient, and at the same time powerful SQLite database engine and ADO.NET and LINQ interfaces for data access make LinqConnect a perfect choice to store data locally in Metro applications.

With LinqConnect you can connect to Oracle, MySQL, and PostgreSQL databases from Metro-style applications without the need of intermediate web service layer. Use direct TCP/IP connections and create truly Client-Server (two-tier) applications, using either LINQ or SQL to work with data.

LinqConnect for Metro is 100% managed, including its embedded database engine, so it passes Windows Store certification.

See LinqConnect for Metro: Quick Start Guide, our tutorial that shows how to use LinqConnect for working with an SQLite database in a Metro applications, and how to bind data to user interface elements. Read more about Metro Database access with LinqConnect...

You are welcome to download LinqConnect.

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

If you want to share your ideas about new LinqConnect features, you may do it on the UserVoice.