New version of powerful modeling and code generation tool with
advanced Model-First support and Update Model from Database
functionality. New model designer supports ADO.NET Entity Framework 1
and 4, and LINQ to SQL models and seamlessly integrates with Visual
Studio 2008 and 2010.
Devart announced the release of Entity Developer for SQL Server 3.00,
the new version of powerful visual ORM model designer and code
generation tool, that supports ADO.NET Entity Framework 1 and 4, and
LINQ to SQL models.
Entity Developer allows you to create and edit models visually,
without typing a line of XML code, and supports creating all kinds of
mapping. T4-based code generation in Entity Developer is very flexible
allowing virtually anything you may want for code generation.
Entity Developer for SQL Server 3.00 allows executing LINQ or ESQL
queries against the model, and view/edit data, so you can easily test
Now you can use advanced Model-First and Database-First approaches to
design ADO.NET Entity Framework 1 and 4, and LINQ to SQL models:
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.
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.
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
Updating Model from Database
Update From Database Wizard allows synchronizing your model with the
database for Entity Framework, and LINQ to SQL 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
Pricing and Availability
In spite of new advanced functionality the price of Entity Developer
for SQL Server is the same -$99.95.
Please, feel free to download and try Entity Developer for SQL Server
3.00 from http://www.devart.com/entitydeveloper/download.html
Users are welcome to write any comments and suggestions about Entity
Developer 3.00 on its support page =97 http://www.devart.com/entitydevelope=
Entity Developer 3.00 is also available as a part of LinqConnect and
Professional editions of dotConnect for Oracle, dotConnect for MySQL,
dotConnect for PostgreSQL, and dotConnect for SQLite. As a part of
these solutions Entity Developer supports corresponding databases.
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 SQLite.
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