Entity Developer with Numerous Enhancements

Devart presents the release of the enhanced Entity Developer 4.4 with support for collections of components, default column facets for the model (for NHibernate models), etc.

New version of Entity Developer extends NHibernate mapping support - now it allows creating collections of components and components with navigation properties visually. It enables users to easily create associations to complex types and map additional columns of a join table of many-to-many association to a complex type properties. Navigation properties can now be separated to a complex type along with other properties. Additionally, Entity Developer now supports generation of the parent property, that stores a reference to the containing class for complex types. Entity Developer automatically determines the type of this property. If the complex type is contained in only one entity, this property will be of this entity type. Otherwise it will be of Object type.

In this version a possibility to specify default facets for the whole NHibernate model was added. These facets will be used for properties that don't have explicitly set facet values.

Diagrams now support notes and stamps. Users can apply notes to add text comments to diagrams and even to create hyperlinks to external files. Diagram stamp allows to specify the following information about diagram: diagram author, company, version, copyrights, project name, date.

Entity Developer also offers a number of usability improvements. For example, a shape color can be changed by selecting Shape -> Color from the shape shortcut menu. Expand All and Collapse All menu commands in the Diagram submenu of the shortcut menu can be used to quickly expand/collapse diagram shapes.

Cut/copy/paste functionality behaviour was changed. Now when pasting copied entities to a diagram where they are not present, the existing entities are added to the diagram, new entities are not created. When entities are cut, they are cut from the diagram, not from the whole model.

Pricing and availability

Feel welcomed to download and evaluate the new version of Entity Developer on the Download Page.

For purchasing Entity Developer visit product's Ordering Page. The price for a single license starts at $99.95.

To provide feedback on the new version visit Devart  forums or use a  contact form. There is also a feedback form, and Devart Team is always glad to hear users' comments and take into account their development needs.

Feel free to share ideas about new Entity Developer features, that can be done on theUserVoice. See Devart blog article for more information.

About Devart

Devart is a widely recognized provider of database connectivity solutions and tools for the most popular databases, including MS SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, InterBase, Firebird and SQLite.

Since 1998, Devart has been focused on the development of native database data access solutions, development and database tools for a wide range of databases and development technologies. Now, Devart solutions provide the fastest data access available on the market and the broadest database support to many thousands of industry professionals.

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