Entity Developer

Entity Developer is a powerful ORM modeling and code generation tool for NHibernate, ADO.NET Entity Framework, and LINQ to SQL. It introduces new approaches for designing ORM models, boosts productivity, and facilitates the development of database applications.

http://www.devart.com/entitydeveloper/

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  1. Command line interface support

    Support for command line parameters for automatic code generation from the model and automatic model generation from the database.

    151 votes
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    • Work with indexes via Entity Developer

      Work with indexes via Entity Developer.

      58 votes
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      • Query and SQL editor improvements

        Code completion, syntax highlighting, code formatting, etc.

        48 votes
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        • Foreign keys and relations on views based data model

          Good day to you,

          can you pls take a look at oracle views foreign key detection? Entity Developer correctly sets primary keys from views, but foreign keys are not detected/setted. We are using views in our project and we are trying to have them related so Entity Developer can generate relationships from PKs/FKs. Can you pls review this issue?

          Here is link to oracle documentation:

          http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E11882_01/server.112/e26088/statements_4004.htm#SQLRF01104

          http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E11882_01/server.112/e26088/clauses002.htm#i1002565

          39 votes
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          • Support Xml Editing in Entity Developer

            I am editing the EDML visually in Entity Developer and textually in Notepad++. It would be nice to be able to toggle back and forth in ED to edit the XML. Especially when updating the model when a table has changed or when doing Find and Replace, e.g. False => false, Double to Decimal, or changing Widget to Spanner.

            28 votes
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            • T4 Template SSDL from SQL Server to Oracle

              Allow to define DDL Generation Template property to "Devart SSDLToOracle.tt" (or some other template) in an EDMX model and that generates database type automatically from an SQL Server model to Oracle (or 1.vice versa) as explained at this thread:
              http://www.devart.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=19216

              26 votes
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              • Improved Integration with Ideablade DevForce

                Ensure that Entity Developer and IdeaBlade DevForce work seamlessly with each other. Working with them so they support EDML in the DevForce Mapper, and making sure that changes to the EDML by their mapper are seamless in the DevArt model projects.

                21 votes
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                • Adding VistaDB Support for Entity Developer and EntityFramework

                  VistaDB is a great database Engine we use it allot for many small projects. it will be great that support for development of VistaDB solutions will be added to the Entity Developer product using the Entity Framework support

                  18 votes
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                  • Support DB-agnostic Models

                    Model should be DB-agnostic. One or more DB connections to a specific DB can be defined. These could be used for synchronization, XML mapping file generation etc. when requested by user. This way, a single model is maintained for more than one DB types. Now, there is not a simple way to accomplish this.

                    18 votes
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                    • SQL code execution

                      Execution of native SQL code.

                      14 votes
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                      • Model migration

                        Migrating models between different ORM solutions (from Entity Framework or LINQ to NHibernate, etc.).

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                        • Have a button that lets you reset or order the numbers in a enum

                          In the Edit mode when designing a enum it would be great if there was a button that would reset the numeric values to all blank values. It would also be great if there was another button that would assign numeric values from either 0 to n or to 1 to n (give the user the option for either starting with 0 or 1) each value of the enum. At the moment if I have a enum with 40 values in it and I put a new enum in the middle I need to go through and change a ton…

                          13 votes
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                          • Tutorials, Sample Projects & Walkthroughs

                            EntityDeveloper has its own nuances. A better track of documentation and training material will be of great help for new comers.
                            Tutorials Printed & Video, Sample Projects & Walkthroughs become invaluable time savers.

                            11 votes
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                            • Support for macro-style automations

                              We use Entity Developer for large projects. It would be really helpful if we could automate certain simple but time-consuming tasks.

                              E.g. when a class is created, we want certain properties to be created automagically (<ClassName>ID, <ClassName>Version, LastUser, LastDate etc)

                              10 votes
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                              • Progress bar from code generation

                                For a big model, the code generation take a long time and it's in a background process.

                                The dialogue of success appear only at the end and often the window isn't in foreground.

                                10 votes
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                                • include the ability to add existing C# classes to the model diagram.

                                  It would be extremely useful to our company if Devart Entity Developer was able to add pre-existing C# classes into the model diagram.

                                  We already have all our entities written, but we need to generate Fluent NHibernate mappings for all of them, and recreating all the classes in Entity Developer is a bit tedious, since we've already generated them once. We just want to add them to the diagram, create our associations, and build out our mappings.

                                  9 votes
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                                  • Allow the user to input values for parameters when creating a return type automatically for a function

                                    It would be great if the user was allowed to input parameters when Entity Developer is executing the function to create the return type model.

                                    Currently if you need to input parameter values for the function to execute correctly, it will fail and no model will be generated since all values are sent as NULL.

                                    9 votes
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                                    • Standalone object model library to read/write edml

                                      There is an object-model to read and write the edml but it is only accessible from Entity Developer.
                                      It would be great to have a standalone library (dll) that you can use in your own code generation environment (without Entity Developer and T4). This way you can use whatever tools and techniques for code generation.

                                      9 votes
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                                      • Update stored procedure complex type

                                        Now, that you can update model quite easy the only problem is the complex types, that are generated. There should be an option in update wizard to force execute selected stored procedure to get the result and check against current mapped complex type or you could force update for a selected procedure in Methods. Currently, its a big pain to update procedures, that have changed output. You have to hunt them down one by one and add them again. It should not be that complicated.

                                        9 votes
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                                        • Storage schema diagram

                                          Diagram for displaying storage schema

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