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  • Latest Post - ‏2011-04-21T17:18:15Z by bpgross
bpgross
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Pinned topic Announcing open beta for Visual Studio 2010 support

‏2010-09-04T15:13:06Z |

Please note that the beta has been refreshed, and the prereqs have been updated as a result. Please see the last append in this chain for the latest open beta information.

We are is pleased to announce the open beta our .NET provider for .NET Framework 4.0 as well as Addins for Visual Studio 2010. This beta level package prereqs a V9,.7 FP2 client install, and has the following features:

  • DB2 .NET provider for connectivity to DB2 LUW, IDS, DB2 for z/OS and DB2 for IBM i
  • DB2 Connect license required for z/OS and IBM i
  • Common IDS .NET provider for IDS
  • Entity Framework provider
  • Entity Framework support for database first scenarios
  • Entity Framework canonical function support
  • Full filtering of Add Connection properties when use with Entity Framework Designer
  • Visual Studio 2010 Addins
  • Full Server Explorer filtering support
  • Windows, Web and WPF application development scenarios with full drag and drop
  • Designer support for SQL Procedures with syntax highlighting
  • Full end to end debugging for SQL procedures for VB and C# apps
  • Schema evolution support for common developer focused tasks
  • Create database, create / modify table, view and change data

Please note that two important prereqs for this beta:

1. This beta only supports V9.7 FP2 level of one of our client packages. It will not work with any earlier client package, and should there be a newer client package, this specific beta will not work with that client package. Here is the URL for locating V9.7 FP2: client packages:
(link removed as beta has been refreshed and prereqs updated)


2. In addition, the ability to set breakpoints within a stored procedure debugging session requires a Visual Studio 2010 hotfix from Microsoft:http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/KB2106584

Given this is a beta, this forum is the support vehicle.

Here is the url for downloading the open beta:
(link removed as beta has been refreshed)


Enjoy!!

Brent.
Updated on 2011-04-21T17:18:15Z at 2011-04-21T17:18:15Z by bpgross
  • bpgross
    bpgross
    627 Posts

    Re: Announcing open beta for Visual Studio 2010 support

    ‏2010-10-26T18:51:08Z  
    I want to thank everyone for providing feedback on our .NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010 beta. I am happy to announce that we have incorporated much of that feedback and have refreshed our beta.

    The first point I want to make is that some of the enhancements are due to our overall base moving forward, and the prereq for the beta has now moved forward to V9.7 FP3a. Here is the URL for locating the V9.7 FP3a prereq: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg24028317

    In addition to everything announced for the previous beta, we have the following enhancements to highlight:

    • DB2 for z/OS V10 server supported
    • z/OS Enhanced timestamp precision and timezone support
    • z/OS Extended indicators
    • z/OS Currently committed isolation level
    • Informix Panther servers supported
    • Informix Stored procedure debugging
    • Informix Trusted context support
    • Near complete 3.5 canonical function support, see this URL: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/db2luw/v9r7/topic/com.ibm.swg.im.dbclient.adonet.doc/doc/c0054118.html
    • Support for EF 4.0 canonical functions, above URL also includes 4.0 functions
    • CURSOR datatype supported for alternative result set processing

    One other key issue that has been addressed was related to filtering not being applied within the Entity Framework Designer - folks should now see significant performance improvements now when filtering is in place.

    A reminder that the ability to set breakpoints within a stored procedure debugging session requires a Visual Studio 2010 hotfix from Microsoft

    Given this is a beta, this forum is the support vehicle.

    Here is the url for downloading the open beta: https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/iwm/web/preLogin.do?source=swerpdb2-datadv10-3

    Enjoy!!

    Brent.
  • bpgross
    bpgross
    627 Posts

    Re: Announcing open beta for Visual Studio 2010 support

    ‏2011-04-21T17:18:15Z  
    Please note that with the arrival of V9.7 FP4 as announced here:

    http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=368836&tstart=0

    The open beta is no longer available.