Third-Party Tools

VistaDB is a fully compliant ADO.NET 2 provider factory.  This means any application that knows how to take advantage of .Net Provider Factories can use VistaDB.  Provider Factories are how you write database agnostic code in .NET. 

Some applications (like Crystal Reports) also accept strongly typed datasets from your code.  You can generate the strongly typed dataset in Visual Studio and then reference it from the application.

 

 

Telerik OpenAccess ORM

by Telerik

Telerik OpenAccess is an Enterprise-grade .Net ORM that does the data access plumbing in desktop and web applications. Supporting both forward (model-first) and reverse (schema-first) mapping, the tool offers transparent persistence for your DAL and business objects. OpenAccess ORM provides tight Visual Studio integration and allows you to seamlessly create database independent code. Take full control of the generated code by customizing the tool and leveraging its advanced features for code optimization and caching.

Telerik Reports also supports VistaDB 5 through the ADO.Net provider.


 
 

DevExpress eXpress Persistent Object (XPO)

by DevExpress

eXpress Persistent Objects represents a powerful bridge between the object world and the world of relational databases. It gives developers the freedom to build true business objects without having to deal with the tedious complexities of mapping them onto database tables. eXpress Persistent Objects for .NET completely abstracts the database layer from the developer, leaving him or her fully in the object-oriented realm. With XPO, you can build applications that are compatible with multiple database systems (currently we support MS Access, MS SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSql, Firebird, PervasiveSQL, VistaDB, SQL Anywhere, Advantage, DB2 and Sybase) without making ANY changes to your code.
 

 

Mindscape LightSpeed

by Mindscape

LightSpeed is a high performance .NET domain modeling and ORM framework for Visual Studio developers. First class LINQ support, Visual Studio 2008 designer integration and our famous high performance core framework means you can create rich domain-driven models more quickly and easily than ever before.


 
 

ActiveDataTools Professional

by Active Data Tools Limited

ActiveDataTools is a powerful data cleansing, correction and QA tool, which integrates with VistaDB. ActiveDataTools helps you manage, convert and cleanse your data more effectively. Using ActiveDataTools, you can read and write dozens of popular data formats, correct and format data, query and filter information and quickly validate datasets. ActiveDataTools contains hundreds of ways to manage and improve the quality data, like correcting padding and letter case, making date formats consistent, correcting number fields and much more. The system enables you to create pivots and reports, perform powerful queries, filters and groups. You can even send bulk text messages and emails, directly from the software. Take a tour of the key features and benefits or download a free 14 day trial.
 

 

My 2nd Generation

by MyGeneration

My 2nd Generation is a .NET code generator and O/R mapping tool that generates full-featured .NET data entity objects in C# or VB.NET for VistaDB databases. The generated objects are created from configurable templates that are based on MyGeneration's free dOOdads .NET Framework.
 

 

Tirrago (formerly EntitySpaces)

by Tirrago

Looking for a terrific Persistence Layer and Business Objects system for Microsoft.NET? Imagine one that you can download without having to register and then within a matter of minutes being able to generate your classes from your database schema complete with a full hierarchical object model. Even better, no XML mapping files to mess with.

 

EntitySpaces

by EntitySpaces

Although now superceded by My2ndGeneration and Tirrago, EntitySpaces is still a popular ORM tool which is compatible with VistaDB 5.

 

Stimulsoft Reports.Net

by Stimulsoft

Stimulsoft Reports.Net is a .NET based report generator which helps you create flexible and feature rich reports. All reports are created in report designer with handy and user-friendly interface. You can use the report designer both in design time and in runtime. No royalties for using the report designer in runtime are required. Using Stimulsoft Reports.Net you can create reports on the bases of the variety of data sources. Created reports can be used both in Windows Forms and in ASP.Net.
 

 

SqlSpec

by Elsasoft

SqlSpec generates documentation in two formats: HTML or CHM. HTML is useful for publishing your documents on the web or an intranet site. CHM is useful if you want a single, compact file containing all your documentation about one or more databases. The CHM is indexed so it is easily searchable for any keyword. This way you can easily determine which objects reference the "EmployeeID" column, for example.
 

 

DotNet BlogEngine.net

by BlogEngine Team

BlogEngine.Net is an open source .NET blogging project that was born out of desire for a better blog platform. A blog platform with less complexity, easy customization, and one that takes advantage of the latest .NET features. BlogEngine.NET was designed using the current .NET framework and focused on simplicity, ease of extendibility, and innovative features. With BlogEngine.NET, we hope to create the natural blog of choice for all .NET developers world wide.


 
 

Gibraltar Loupe Logging & Error Management

by Gibraltar Software

Gibraltar Loupe is our flagship solution for application logging and error reporting. The logging framework and desktop log viewer tools are completely free and integrate beautifully with VistaDB applications to make it easy to debug and optimize your database appliations.

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