Devart is glad to announce the release of the new version of dotConnect for MySQL, enhanced database connectivity solution built over ADO.NET architecture that offers Entity Framework and LINQ to SQL support. New dotConnect for MySQL offers new greatly improved Entity Developer 3.20 with improved support for large models.
In case of large models containing many entities, the diagram may become too complex to understand and edit. To make your model better understandable, new Entity Developer allows splitting the model into several thematic diagrams, each one having a part of model entities. For example, all entities, related to sales may be placed on one diagram, and production entities - to another diagram.
Managing diagrams is very easy. Model diagrams are displayed in the Diagrams node of the conceptual model in the Model Explorer. Here you can add a new diagram to your model, remove or rename existing model diagrams at any time.
If you generate a model from a database, you can split model into diagrams by schemas or create only one default diagram with all or part of the entities.
Model can have as many diagrams as you need, and each diagram may contain any model entities. When creating a new diagram, you may immediately choose model entities to display on it.
Here is the complete list of dotConnect for MySQL 6.10.96 features:
- Supported IFormattable interface in MySqlDecimal class
- Added BeginTransaction value to the MonitorEventType enum
- Implemented the DbMonitor.EventQueueLimit property which allows to set the maximal allowed number of messages waiting for being processed by the dbMonitor application
- Fixed bug with incorrect EventType passed to TraceEvent of DbMonitor
- Fixed bug with repeated creation of DataContexts with external mapping
- Fixed bug with many-to-many associations based on composite keys
- Added possibility to split model into several diagrams for better handling of large models
- Implemented possibility to disable automatic recognition of many-to-many associations
- Fixed bug with handling errors when accessing server via an invalid connection
- Fixed bug with generating code for methods returning scalar result in Entity Framework models
- Fixed bug with adding associated tables from the Store part of the model to designer in Entity Framework models
- Fixed bug with bit(1) mapping to bigint in Entity Framework models
- Fixed bug with opening models that have invalid connection strings
- Fixed bug with TruncateTime canonical function