Devart announced the new versions of our ADO.NET providers - enhanced database connectivity solutions for databases and cloud applications, built over the ADO.NET architecture, that support Entity Framework and LinqConnect ORM solutions. New versions of dotConnect data providers offer you support for Entity Framework Core RC1.

Entity Framework Core Support

Entity Framework Core (formerly, Entity Framework 7) is a new version or Microsoft widely used ORM, which is completely redesigned and intended to be a multi-platform and more lightweight ORM solution that can be used in traditional .NET scenarios, in cloud, on devices, etc.

Currently Entity Framework Core support in our providers is implemented only for the full .NET Framework platform .NET Framework 4.5.1 and higher.

Since Entity Framework Core is a completely redesigned ORM, which shares little but a name and LINQ support with previous Entity Framework versions, there are a lot of changes in our Entity Framework providers for Entity Framework Core. You can read more about these changes in our blog articles: Entity Framework Core 1 (Entity Framework 7) Support and Migrating Entity Framework 6 projects to Entity Framework Core 1 (Entity Framework 7).

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dotConnect for Oracle New Features

The new version of dotConnect for Oracle contains a number of improvements. Here are main of them:

OracleLoader Improvements

Now OracleLoader has the Options property, which allows you to configure data loading behavior: keep constraints enabled during loading data, disable table logging, indexes, and triggers, use its own transaction for loading data, etc. New LoadTable method overloads allow you to load rows from a DataReader, array of DataRow objects or only rows with specific RowState from a DataTable. OracleLoader also now can load data to a specific partition of the partitioned table. A new RowsCopied event allows tracking data loading progress and correct abortion of the operation when necessary.

Performance Counters Support

dotConnect for Oracle now supports performance counters, providing various information about active/inactive/pooled connections, connects per second, etc. You can view this information in Windows Performance Monitor or access it programmatically. Note that they count only connections with the Use Performance Monitor connection string parameter set to true, and there should be at least one application with such connection running in order to see these counters in Windows Performance Monitor.

Transaction Guard Support

New version of dotConnect for Oracle provides advanced support for Transaction Guard with the new OracleLogicalTransaction class and OracleLogicalTransaction property of the OracleConnection class.

Source Edition

Now you can get source access to the OCI mode implementation of all the dotConnect for Oracle runtime classes by purchasing a license for the Professional Edition with Source Code. It has the same features as the Professional Edition and includes the source code for most of the runtime classes and features. Note that it does not include sources for design-time features, like Entity Developer or Package Wizard, and source code for the Direct mode comes in the obfuscated form.

Other Improvements

  • HA (High Availability) Events support
  • Improved OracleLob class
  • Improved OracleXML class
  • Improved OracleString class
  • Improved OracleRef class
  • Improved OracleString class
  • Improved OracleCursor class
  • Improved other structures, representing Oracle data types

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