.NET Core Support in dotConnect Providers and LinqConnect!
May 25, 2017
Devart is glad to announce the release of the new versions of dotConnect ADO.NET data providers for databases and LinqConnect - LINQ to SQL-compatible ORM solution. New versions of Devart products offer you support for .NET Core platform.
.NET Standard Compatible Assemblies
Now you can use our products for developing .NET Core projects that can be used on a variety of platforms. dotConnect providers for MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQLite, and LinqConnect now have both assemblies for Full .NET Framework and .NET Standard 1.3 compatible assemblies. Please note that .NET Standard 1.3 compatible assemblies are not included in the product installers and available only via NuGet packages available on www.nuget.org.
Since .NET Core is limited in comparison to Full .NET Framework, not all provider features, available for Full .NET Framework are also available for .NET Core. Namely, there are no DataSet and DataTable features, support for Sync Framework, Workflow Foundation, and Enterprise Library. You can see the full list of features, not supported on .NET Core, in the documentation of the corresponding provider.
.NET Standard compatible assemblies use different licensing mechanism than assemblies for Full .NET Framework. They use either license key files placed to a specific folder (C:\ProgramData\Devart\dotConnect\License\) or license keys provided as a connection string parameter. Note that trial license key files are generated by the trial installers of our products. If you want to try the .NET Standard compatible assemblies of our products, distributed via NuGet packages, you will still need to install the product in order to obtain the trial license key file. You can find more information about technical licensing in the documentation of our products.
If you need another feature in our providers or LinqConnect visit our forum at UserVoice and vote for suggested features or suggest your own one.
List of Products with .NET Core Support
If you wish to provide feedback on the new versions, you can do it in our forums or with contact form. There is also a feedback form in the support zone of every product. We are always glad to hear your comments and take into account your development needs.