Integration with VWD Express

Integration with VWD Express

Postby ek_ » Thu 20 Jun 2013 12:24

I'm trialing the professional edition of dotConnect for PostgreSQL before I buy..

I read that DDEX support "is not available, except Microsoft Web Developer Express.". I'm using Visual Web Developer Express 2012, and I've installed dotConnect, but I still don't see any providers besides SQL Server. Is there something I still need to do before I see the dotConnect provider?

Edit: I've created an EDML with Entity Developer and added that to my data project. How do I work with it now? What must my connection string look like and which assemblies do I reference?
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Re: Integration with VWD Express

Postby Pinturiccio » Tue 25 Jun 2013 13:16

We have reproduced the issue. We will investigate it and notify you about the results as soon as possible.
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Re: Integration with VWD Express

Postby Shalex » Wed 26 Jun 2013 08:19

ek_ wrote:Edit: I've created an EDML with Entity Developer and added that to my data project. How do I work with it now? What must my connection string look like and which assemblies do I reference?

1. You should not add the *.edml file to your Visual Studio project, manage the model (*.edml) with a standalone Entity Developer.
2. Add the *.cs files generated by Entity Developer to the Visual Studio project.
3. Set the "Metadata Artifact Processing" property of your model to "Copy To Output Directory". The generated *.csdl, *.ssdl, *.msl files should be added to the Visual Studio project. Then set "Build Action=Embedded Resource" for these files.

ek_ wrote:What must my connection string look like

Here is a documentation for constructing ADO.NET connection string:
http://www.devart.com/dotconnect/oracle/docs/?Devart.Data.Oracle~Devart.Data.Oracle.OracleConnection~ConnectionString.html
http://www.devart.com/dotconnect/oracle/docs/?directmode.html

The format of EF connection string depends on the approach (model's and template's settings) you are using.

ek_ wrote:which assemblies do I reference?

The list of the Devart.* assemblies for adding references to:
1. Devart.Data.dll
2. Devart.Data.Oracle.dll
3. Devart.Data.Oracle.Entity.dll
4. Devart.Data.Oracle.Entity.Migrations.dll

There are several versions of the 3d and 4th assemblies: \Program Files (x86)\Devart\dotConnect\Oracle\Entity\ . You should choose the needed version of the Devart.* assemblies depending on the version of Entity Framework used in your Visual Studio project.
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Re: Integration with VWD Express

Postby ek_ » Sat 29 Jun 2013 12:02

Thanks for assisting
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