LinqConnect for Windows Phone is a fast and easy to use ORM solution, developed closely to the Microsoft LINQ to SQL technology, and supporting Oracle, MySQL,PostgreSQL, and SQLite.
LinqConnect for Windows Phone is a fast and easy to use ORM solution, developed closely to the Microsoft LINQ to SQL technology, and supporting Oracle, MySQL, and PostgreSQL. With it you can develop Windows Phone applications with true ORM support for database access. Moreover, LinqConnect allows using ADO.NET interfaces for working with data, which were not available for Windows Phone before. And in addition, it offers its own embedded database engine based on SQLite to store data in isolated storage using a fully functional local relational database. It provides a powerful model designer tool with complete integration to Visual Studio - Entity Developer.
Direct connection to Oracle, MySQL, and PostgreSQL databases
Windows Phone itself does not provide the way to access data from database servers directly, but with LinqConnect you can use direct database connection without a separate data access layer. It allows you to reduce network traffic and eliminates performance overhead for data serialization and deserialization.
Embedded database engine
LinqConnect for Windows Phone contains the SQLite embedded database engine from C# SQLite project. You don't need to install any additional software, just use LinqConnect to work with a fully-functional relational database in Windows Phone Isolated Storage. Small and efficient, and at the same time powerful SQLite database engine together with ADO.NET and LINQ interfaces for data access make LinqConnect a perfect choice to store data locally in Windows Phone applications.
LINQ data access
LinqConnect brings you the possibility to use LINQ in Windows Phone applications, which grants you such features as compile-time validation, IntelliSense, and your IDE's debugging mechanisms when building and testing your queries, etc.
ADO.NET data access
Though Windows Phone does not provide ADO.NET data access, with LinqConnect you can use ADO.NET in Windows Phone applications. With LinqConnect you can employ the flexibility and performance of the native database SQL. LinqConnect Windows Phone ADO.NET data access allows you to move existing data access code to this platform, providing wider capabilities for porting desktop applications to Windows Phone.
LinqConnect uses classes and interfaces completely compatible with LINQ to SQL, while extending its functionality, so LINQ to SQL developer can easily get started to work with LinqConnect.
Actively developed technology
Unlike LINQ to SQL, LinqConnect is an actively developed ORM solution. We keep on improving our product and adding new features based on user feedback.