Devart Team has worked out its ways to deliver the best products by taking into account all the user feedback received, and now meet the final release of LinqConnect – full and most up-to-date version of the LinqConnect for Metro.

LinqConnect for Metro from Devart is a fully-functional high-performance ORM solution for Windows 8 Metro platform., that will help users to get through the Metro application development process without a hitch.

Metro applications (Windows Store apps) cannot connect to databases directly, thus developers are offered to create web services and access data through them, which often appears to be inconvenient. LinqConnect for Metro enables Metro applications to connect to Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL database servers and provides an embedded database engine, based on SQLite, that allows Metro Style applications to store data in a fully relational database. It enables the development of XAML C# and Visual Basic Metro applications with true ORM access to databases, using LINQ. Moreover, LinqConnect allows using ADO.NET interface for working with databases in Metro applications, which was not available for Metro before.

Storing data in a relational database provides a number of advantages – transactions, constraints, indexes, and generally ensures better performance and lesser file size. It also greatly increases reliability of local data storage. Small and efficient, and at the same time powerful SQLite database engine and ADO.NET and LINQ interfaces for data access make LinqConnect a perfect choice to store data locally in Metro applications.

LinqConnect makes it possible to connect to Oracle, MySQL, and PostgreSQL databases from Metro-style applications without the need of intermediate web service layer. Use direct TCP/IP connections and create truly Client-Server (two-tier) applications, using either LINQ or SQL to work with data.

LinqConnect for Metro is 100% managed, including its embedded database engine, so it passes Windows Store certification.

Just starting off with LinqConnect for Metro? Check out  LinqConnect for Metro: Quick Start Guide, the tutorial that shows how to use LinqConnect for working with an SQLite database in a Metro applications, and how to bind data to user interface elements.

Pricing and availability
To provide feedback on the new version everyone is welcomed to visit Devart forums  or contact Devart Team directly via contact form. Don’t forget to speak out about what should be included in the new releases and share your ideas about new LinqConnect features by clicking the Uservoice bar on the left of the Devart web-site page.