dotConnect for PostgreSQL is an enhanced data provider built over ADO.NET architecture and a development framework with a number of innovative technologies. With state of the art ORM solutions such as Entity Framework and LinqConnect, it introduces new approaches for designing applications and boosts productivity of database application development.
*Database Application Development Extensions.dotConnect for PostgreSQL has a rich set of design time tools that leverage the development process greatly. Particularly, there are convenient component editors, wizards and managers, toolset for live data binding, DDEX
*PostgreSQL Advanced Features Support. dotConnect for PostgreSQL allows developers to harness full capabilities of the PostgreSQL server. dotConnect for PostgreSQL supports such PostgreSQL-specific features as secure SSL connections, PostgreSQL notifications, PostgreSQL bulk data loading and others.
*ORM Support. dotConnect for PostgreSQL offers enhanced ORM support with a bundled visual designer for ORM models - Entity Developer. It offers you advanced support for Model-First and Database-First design approaches and flexible T4 template-based code generation for the model. dotConnect for PostgreSQL
supports Entity Framework v1 - v6.4 and Entity Framework Core 3.1, NHibernate, and LinqConnect (formerly known as LINQ to PostgreSQL). dotConnect for PostgreSQL supports Entity Framework Spatials, Code First, Code First Migrations
*Workflow Foundation Support. Provides support for PostgreSQL Workflow Instance Store and Workflow Tracking
*BIS Support. dotConnect for PostgreSQL supports Reporting and Analytics services and offers Source and Destination Data Flow components for Integration Services
*Support for ASP.NET Identity 1 and 2, Sync Framework
*Microsoft SQL Server 2016 is supported in SSIS DataFlow components
*Visual Studio 2019 version 16.5 is supported
Changelog for this release:
* Spatial Data is supported for EF Core
* Full-Text Search and Database-specific Functions are supported for EF Core
* Monitoring Improvements. The new version allows configuring DbMonitor in more details and significantly decrease performance loss from monitoring.
.NET Framework 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7 installed