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LightSpeed

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Categories: Object-relational mapping

Latest version: 2.1
Added 2007-10-03Updated 2009-01-26

Convention-over-configuration based domain model framework.
LightSpeed employs patterns from domain-driven design such as Repository, Unit of Work and Value Object.

Features include:
- Convention over configuration: no mapping files and minimal attributes
- Supports idiomatic .NET domain models: Validation, data binding, property change notification
- Uses LCG instead of reflection and smart query batching for performance
- Employs best practice patterns: Session-per-request, Unit of Work, etc.
- Supports caching including memcached
- Supports single table inheritance, value objects, generics, nullable types, optimistic concurrency and System.Transactions
- Database support for SQL Server, SQL Server Compact, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, VistaDB and Firebird
- Full LINQ support to all supported databases
- Designed with testability in mind
- Soft Delete so that data is never deleted, just marked as deleted
- Polymorphic querying: querying types in your inheritance hierarchy made easier
- Support for nested units of work
- Debug Visualizer to aid generated SQL inspection
- Support for projections
- Visual Studio 2008 designer for modeling entities with database round tripping support

A free express version of LightSpeed is available.

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Built for .NET 2
Built for .NET 2
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Free or free version available
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SimpleDB Management Tools

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Categories: Database management

Latest version: 1.0
Added 2009-01-26

Manage SimpleDB instances from within Visual Studio through the Server Explorer.

Features include:
- Create, Edit, Delete domains
- Create, Edit, Delete attributes
- Integrated querying capabilities
- Supports both Amazon SimpleDB query language AND new SQL-like SELECT syntax
- Add, Edit and Delete data
- Drag and drop support between Server Explorer and LightSpeed design surface
- Visual Studio 2008 integration

Built for .NET 2
Built for .NET 2
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Add-in
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Free or free version available

VS File Explorer

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Categories: IDEs - IDE add-ins

Latest version: 1.0
Added 2009-01-26

Tool window add-in for Visual Studio 2008 that provides a Windows Explorer file system view from Visual Studio.

Features include:
- Shell Enabled: shell extensions like TortoiseSVN work just fine.
- Command Prompt Here: Opens a command prompt at the current folder.
- Snap to Solution: Sets the root folder to the current solution's folder.
- Split View: Windows Explorer style.
- Open Item: Either in Visual Studio or the registered application.
- Options Dialog: For configuring the add-in.

Built for .NET 2
Built for .NET 2
Add-in
Add-in
Free or free version available
Free or free version available

WPF Elements

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Categories: WPF Controls

Latest version: 1.0
Added 2009-01-26

Collection of 12 WPF controls.

Features include:
- Support for .NET 3.0 and 3.5
- Data display controls: Multicolumn TreeView, Masked Textbox
- Numeric controls: Currency text box, Integer text box, Numeric text box
- Spin controls: Spin control, Spin decorator
- Date controls: DateTime picker, Drop down date picker, Month calendar
* Infrastructure controls: Proportional stack panel, Drop down edit box

Built for .NET 2
Built for .NET 2
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WPF Property Grid

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Categories: WPF Controls

Latest version: 2.0
Added 2009-01-26

100% native WPF component for browsing and editing object properties.
Drop-in replacement for Windows Forms property grid.

Features include:
- Numeric, calendar and color editors
- Add or customize editors using WPF features such as data templates and styles
- Supports WPF data binding
- Add entries to the grid at run-time, or data bind to a collection of key-value pairs
- Visual effects such as styling, composition and animation

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