LinqConnect Now Supports Metro Application Development!
July 18, 2012
Devart is glad to present the new edtion of LinqConnect - LinqConnect for Metro.
Metro applications cannot connect to databases directly. Developers are offered to create web services and access data through them, which may be inconvenient. New LinqConnect edition offers 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 Metro applications with true ORM data access. Moreover, LinqConnect allows using ADO.NET interface for working with data, which was not available for Metro before.
Storing data in a relational database offers you a number of advantages - such as transactions, constraints, indexes, and generally provides higher performance and lesser file size. Using relational transactional database also increases reliability of local data storage. Small and efficient, and at the same time powerful SQLite database engine together with ADO.NET and LINQ interfaces for data access make LinqConnect a perfect choice to store data locally in Metro applications.
See LinqConnect for Metro: Quick Start Guide, our tutorial that shows how to use LinqConnect for working with data and to bind data to user interface elements, for more information.
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.