Devart today revealed details of its latest dotConnect Data Providers release. DotConnect Data Providers are the enhanced database connectivity solutions, built over the ADO.NET architecture, that support Entity Framework and LinqConnect ORM solutions. New versions of products offer the users significantly enhanced Entity Framework support, new greatly improved Entity Developer 3.50, and many other improvements. Oracle Workflow Instance Store and support for Oracle TimesTen database is implemented in dotConnect for Oracle.
**Entity Developer Improvements**
Now, it is possible to add more than one template to the model, register added templates within the model and store them either in the Entity Developer resources, or in the specified folder, or together with the model itself. The so-called "shared" templates can now be easily shared between different models.
Another new feature in the area of template use and management is the possibility to exclude templates from the process of code generation by setting their "enabled" property to "false". This greatly improves the flexibility of the code generation process.
Template code can be easily edited in the improved built-in T4 editor. T4 editor features extensive intellisense functionality, syntax highlighting, navigation to definitions and declarations of objects and members, present in the template file or included files, multilevel template inclusion and some others.
The range of templates available in Entity Developer is further extended with the POCO template with XML mapping for LinqConnect and the POCO, Self-Tracking, DbContext, and Fluent mapping templates for Entity Framework.