Release of LinqConnect with Metro Support!

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Release of LinqConnect with Metro Support!

Post by Devart » Wed 10 Oct 2012 11:44

Dear users,

Devart is glad to present the release of the new edtion of LinqConnect - LinqConnect for Metro.

LinqConnect for Metro is a fully-functional high-performance ORM solution for Windows 8 Metro platform. With it you can develop Metro-style applications (Windows Store apps) with true ORM support for database access. Moreover, LinqConnect allows using ADO.NET interfaces for working with data, which were not available for Windows Metro before. And in addition, it offers its own managed embedded database engine based on C# SQLite to store data locally using a fully functional local relational database.

Storing data in a relational database offers you a number of advantages - such as transactions, constraints, indexes, and generally provides higher performance and lesser file size. Using relational transactional database also increases reliability of local data storage. Small and efficient, and at the same time powerful SQLite database engine together with ADO.NET and LINQ interfaces for data access make LinqConnect for Metro a perfect choice to store data locally in Metro applications.

With LinqConnect for Metro you can connect to Oracle, MySQL, and PostgreSQL databases from Metro-style applications without the need of intermediate web service layer. Use direct TCP/IP connections and create truly Client-Server (two-tier) applications, using either LINQ or SQL to work with data.

See LinqConnect for Metro: Quick Start Guide, our tutorial that shows how to use LinqConnect for working with data and to bind data to user interface elements, for more information.

LinqConnect for Metro is 100% managed, including its embedded database engine, so it passes Windows Store certification.

You are welcome to download LinqConnect here.

If you wish to provide feedback on the new version, you can do it on our forums or with the contact form. There is also a feedback form, and we are always glad to have your comments and take into account your development needs.

If you want to share your ideas about new LinqConnect features, you may do it on the UserVoice.

Devart development team