dotConnect for SQLite is an enhanced data provider for SQLite that builds on ADO.NET technology to present a complete solution for developing SQLite-based database applications.
dotConnect for SQLite offers both high performance native connectivity to the SQLite database and a number of innovative development tools and technologies.
dotConnect for SQLite introduces new approaches for designing application architecture, boosts productivity, and leverages database application implementation.
Wide Coverage of SQLite Features
By providing access to the most advanced database functionality, dotConnect for SQLite allows developers to harness the full capabilities of the SQLite database engine and optimize their database applications. dotConnect for SQLite stands out as the set of components with the widest support of SQLite functionality.
The goal of dotConnect for SQLite is to enable developers to write efficient and flexible database applications. The dotConnect for SQLite assemblies are implemented using optimized code and advanced data access algorithms. Components undergo comprehensive performance tests and are designed to help you write thin and efficient product data access layers.
Comprehensive Support for ADO.NET Technology Features
dotConnect for SQLite supports new ADO.NET features and technologies as soon as they are released. This includes base-class-based provider model, provider factories, connection string builder, metadata schemas, asynchronous commands, pooling enhancements, batch update support, provider-specific types, and so on. dotConnect for SQLite will continue supporting the newest standards and innovations of the .NET Framework.
Database Application Development Extensions
dotConnect for SQLite has a rich set of design time tools that leverage the development process greatly. Particularly, there are convenient design time component editors, wizards and managers for typed SQLite-specific components, toolset for live data binding and much more. dotConnect for SQLite integrates tightly with Visual Studio 2005/2008, Delphi, and SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence Solutions.
dotConnect for SQLite has extra components designed to simplify some tasks and support SQLite-specific technologies. Particularly, SQLiteScript serves to execute series of SQL statements, and SQLiteDump serves to backup or restore a whole database or its parts.
ADO.NET Entity Framework Support
ADO.NET Entity Framework is a conceptual approach to database application development with focus on objects instead of relational data.The flexible architecture of Entity Framework is made up of well-thought layers and modules. Entity Framework optimizes the development process with object-relational mapping, SQL-based entity query language, and LINQ.
dotConnect for SQLite fully supports the Entity Framework capabilities, which allows you to base your object-oriented applications on SQLite. dotConnect for SQLite includes a wizard that helps you setup model relations, and a set of demos to use as a starting point. All standard Entity Framework samples can be easily ported to dotConnect for SQLite.
Both Connected and Disconnected Models
dotConnect for SQLite combines connected and disconnected data access models in a single SQLiteDataTable component, that allows you to design more flexible application architecture and use full power of data binding.
Development and Support
dotConnect for SQLite is a SQLite connectivity solution that has been actively developed and supported since 2007. dotConnect for SQLite comes with full documentation, demo projects, and fast (usually within one business day) technical support by the dotConnect for SQLite development team.
- Direct access to SQLite database
- 100% managed code
- High performance
- Easy to deploy
- Supports the latest versions of SQLite database
- All SQLite data types support
- Entity Framework support
- Operates in both connected and disconnected models
- Powerful SQLiteDataTable component as all-in-one table data access solution
- Auxiliary components for SQL scripts and bulk data transfer
- Extra data binding capabilities
- Cross-form components cooperation
- Ability of monitoring query execution