Entity Developer Express is a powerful visual model designer and code generation tool for Entity Framework, NHibernate. It introduces new approaches for designing ORM models, boosts productivity, and facilitates the database applications development.
Version: 6.3Entity Developer is a free powerful modeling and code generation tool for ADO.NET Entity Framework, NHibernate, and LINQ to SQL.
Operating System: Windows
You can use Model-First and Database-First approaches to design your model and generate C# or Visual Basic .NET code for it.
Entity Developer Express for SQL Server is a free limited version of Entity Developer for SQL Server.
The Express Edition does not allow customization of code templates and is limited to 10 entities in the project.
Visual ORM Model Designer with Code Generation Entity Developer allows you to create and edit Entity Framework, NHibernate, and LINQ to SQL models visually, without typing a line of XML code.
It supports editing storage part in GUI and creating all kinds of mapping, such as table splitting, mapping entity to several tables, complex types, inheritance hierarchies, creating entities from SELECT statements and methods from SQL code, etc.
Powerful Model Refactoring feature allows users to automatically build TPT or TPC inheritance hierarchy or a complex type from several entities having a common subset of properties in few clicks.
Code generation is very flexible due to using T4-like templates.
Model-First Approach Model First approach implementation in Entity Developer offers automatic synchronization of mapping and storage part with the conceptual part of the model and easy to use wizards for synchronizing database with the model.
Updating Model from Database Entity Developer for SQL Server provides possibility to synchronize your entity model with database with the help of Update from Database Wizard.
It tries to preserve manual changes to the model where possible. Data Viewing / Editing Entity Developer allows executing HQL, LINQ, or Entity SQL queries against the model, and viewing / editing data.
Entity Developer provides you with Custom Data Type Mapping and Validation Support. It supports Enterprise Library, NHibernate Validator, and Data Annotations validation frameworks.
Version 6.3: *PostgreSQL 11 is supported
Version 5.8: - Visual Studio 2015
Version 5.7: * Visual Studio 2013 is supported * Fixed Bugs
Version 5.5: New templates are added: *MVC Controller and MVC View Advanced for generating ASP.NET MVC Controller and View *Data Transfer Object template for generating DTO classes *Data Annotations Metadata for generating Data Annotations metadata classes *Improvements include better attributes management
Version 3.20: * Added possibility to split model into several diagrams for better handling of large models
Version 3.00: * Supported Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Beta * Update To Database with Storage Synchronization functionality added * Added Update Model From Database functionality * Added multiselect support for properties * Improved large models handling
Version 2.50: * New T4 like template engine with powerful editor added * Updated code generation * Ability to execute LINQ to SQL, LINQ to Entities, and Entity SQL queries with data and native sql preview added * Ability to preview and edit data displayed in Database Explorer added * Table splitting added
Version 1.00: Visual schema modelling Reverse engineering (database object to entity model) Well-thought predefined templates for class generation SQL Server support Customizable and intuitive user interface State-of-the-art diagram with zooming GUI for predefined templates Diagram overview and printing