Entity Developer 6.0 with Telerik Data Access and Entity Framework Core support

Entity Framework Core and Telerik Data Access Support in Entity Developer 6.0!

May 26, 2016

Devart is glad to announce the release of Entity Developer 6.0 with Telerik Data Access and Entity Framework Core support.

Welcome a new visual ORM designer for Telerik Data Access and Entity Framework Core - Entity Developer 6.0! The new version allows users to visually design Telerik Data Access and Entity Framework Core models and generate code for them.

Since Data Access Q2 2015, Telerik deprecated visual designer and Visual Studio tools for their ORM. Entity Framework developers also abandoned visual model designer in favour of code only mapping solution. However, there are a lot of users, who prefer visual ORM model development. With the new Entity Developer 6.0 version, Telerik Data Access and Entity Framework users can work with their models visually again, while enjoying all the benefits of the latest ORM versions.

Entity Developer fully supports database-first and model-first approaches, updating of model from the database and database from the model. It offers all the necessary tools for visual creating ORM models and generating code for context, entities, and mapping. For Telerik Data Access, Entity Developer supports import of existing Telerik Data Access visual designer models (*.rlinq) to make migration easier.

With a number of T4 templates for common use cases, it offers advanced code generation for Telerik Data Access and Entity Framework Core. It offers lots of features that were not available in original Telerik Data Access visual designer: model refactoring, much more convenient visual editors, LINQ query execution against Telerik Data Access models, more enhanced model generation from the database, etc. As for Entity Developer advantages over EDM Designer for Entity Framework v1 - v6, you can see our Entity Developer vs Entity Data Model Designer page.


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.

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.