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From:Sergey Lazurenko Date:December 27 2010 3:11pm
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November 29, 2010

Extended Model Design and Runtime Capabilities in LINQ to SQL Compatible ORM 
Solution from Devart

New version of LINQ to SQL compatible ORM solution with extended 
functionality and advanced Model-First support and Update model from 
database functionality.

  Devart is glad to announce the release of LinqConnect 2.00, the new 
version of LINQ to SQL compatible ORM solution with extended functionality 
and enhanced own visual model designer - Entity Developer.

  LinqConnect supports SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQLite. It 
is developed closely to the Microsoft LINQ to SQL technology, while 
extending its functionality, thus allowing LINQ to SQL developer to easily 
get started with LinqConnect. In addition to LINQ to SQL features, 
LinqConnect provides its own advanced functionality.

  LinqConnect continues to improve, and now in version 2.00 it has many new 

  a.. Batch Updates
  Now LinqConnect can execute DML statements in batches on SubmitChanges 
call, which improves performance of update operations.

  b.. Table Per Type inheritance
  New kind of inheritance hierarchy - Table per Type is supported now in 
addition to Table Per Hierarchy support.

  c.. ASP.NET Dynamic Data
  New templates for ASP.NET Dynamic Data projects are now included into 
LinqConnect package. This allows you to create ASP.NET Dynamic Data 
applications, using LinqConnect.

  d.. PLINQ
  LinqConnect 2.00 supports Parallel LINQ, which offers performance 
improvements for your applications, using LinqConnect.

  e.. Visual Studio Debugger Visualizer for DataQuery objects
  Now you can view SQL code, generated for your LINQ queries, while 
debugging your application. Debugger visualizer highlights SQL syntax of 
your query for better readability.

The important enhancement in LinqConnect 2.00 is the upgraded model 
designer - Entity Developer, that delivers advanced Model First support and 
Update model from database functionality:


Model-First approach implementation in Entity Developer offers automatic 
synchronization of mapping and storage part with the conceptual part of the 
model and easy to use wizards for synchronizing database with the model.

  a.. Synchronizing Database with the Model

  Entity Developer offers you two options for creating database based on 
your model. You may either generate a create script, that creates a new 
database, or use Update to Database Wizard that synchronizes an existing 
database with the model. This wizard makes only necessary changes to the 
database and retain the data if possible. Even changes inside entity are 
detected and resulted in ALTER statements, the table doesn't need to be 
dropped and created again. The wizard displays the tree of the changed 
objects and their changes, allowing you to choose which database objects 
need to be synchronized with the model, specify the renamed objects, etc.

  b.. Mapping Synchronization

  When automatic mapping synchronization is enabled, changes to the 
conceptual model are automatically applied to its mapping and storage part. 
For example, when you add a class to the conceptual part, a corresponding 
table is created in the storage part, and the class is automatically mapped 
to this table. Even the most complex conceptual part changes are supported - 
complex types, many-to-many associations, complex hierarchies. All these 
changes can be automatically reflected in the storage part. However you may 
make manual changes to the storage part, and they will be preserved when 
editing conceptual part.

Updating Model from Database

Update From Database Wizard allows synchronizing your model with the 
database for Entity Framework and LinqConnect in a fast and convenient way. 
Unlike standard Visual Studio Update Wizard, Entity Developer Update From 
Database Wizard tries to preserve manual changes to the model where 
possible. The wizard detects all the database changes that can affect the 
model, e.g. created and deleted tables and views, their columns and foreign 
keys, column datatype changes, created and deleted stored procedures and 
functions, changes to their parameters etc.

Pricing and Availability

A Single license costs $249.95. To learn more about LinqConnect 2.00 please 
visit the Devart site:

Please, feel free to download and try LinqConnect 2.00 from

Users are welcome to write any comments and suggestions about 2.00 on its 
support page -

About Devart

Devart is a software development company with 11 years of experience on the 
software market and over 20 thousands of devoted users.

We specialize in providing comprehensive development and management tools as 
well as native connectivity solutions for the most popular databases, 
including Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, InterBase, Firebird, and 

For additional information about Devart, visit

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