"ado.net entity data model" vs. "devart entity model"

"ado.net entity data model" vs. "devart entity model"

Postby Ansgar » Tue 05 Mar 2013 07:37

Hi all,

I just become acquainted with dotconnect for oracle, VB.net and the entity framework.

During my work I always have the same question - what is the difference between
the "ado.net entity data model" and the "devart entity model" and which model should I
use.

In most tutorials the "ado.net entity data model" is recommended. But I asked myself if
I use dotconnect, why should I not use the "devart entity model"?

I tried to google for (dis)advantages of the solutions, but I didn't really get help.

Can you give me an overview and a recommendation?

Thank you and best regards
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Re: "ado.net entity data model" vs. "devart entity model"

Postby Shalex » Wed 06 Mar 2013 08:21

"ADO.NET Entity Data Model" (*.edmx) is managed by standard EDM wizard/designer, "Devart Entity Model" (*.edml) - by Devart Entity Developer which provides a number of benefits, not available in Visual Studio Entity Data Model designer: http://www.devart.com/entitydeveloper/ed-vs-edm.html.

Entity Developer allows only to import *.edmx but the output would be *.edml. Output can not be *.edmx because Entity Developer uses extra tags and attributes, additional features which are not supported by EDM Designer.
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Re: "ado.net entity data model" vs. "devart entity model"

Postby Ansgar » Wed 06 Mar 2013 14:23

Cool, thank you. That is the information I was looking for.

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