Monday, March 16, 2015


Free Webinar: Getting Started with Oracle and .NET

Please join me on Wednesday, March 18th at 12 noon Eastern time for a one hour webinar going over the basics on how to get started developing C#/VB.NET apps for Oracle Database.

No signup needed. The Webex information is located here:

How do you get started using Visual Studio to develop .NET web applications that leverage the power of Oracle Database 12c? This beginner-level webcast answers that question and introduces Oracle's offerings for .NET programmers, including Oracle Data Provider for .NET (ODP.NET), Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio, Oracle Providers for ASP.NET, and .NET stored procedures. Step-by step-demos show you how to get started using each of these free products.

See you on Wednesday!

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Monday, March 02, 2015


Oracle Data Provider for .NET now on NuGet

ODP.NET, Managed Driver is now on NuGet, meaning that you can add ODP.NET to your Visual Studio project with just a few clicks in the NuGet Package Manager. We've also published an Oracle By Example walkthrough to take you step by step through the process of using NuGet and ODP.NET.

Here we are in the NuGet Package Manager:

When searching for us in the package manager, make sure to get the official package - look for the word "Official" in the title.

There's actually two NuGet packages available:

ODP.NET, Managed Driver - Official
NuGet id: Oracle.ManagedDataAccess

This adds Oracle.ManagedDataAccess.dll to your project and also makes needed configuration entries in your app.config or web.config.

ODP.NET, Managed Entity Framework Driver - Official
NuGet id: Oracle.ManagedDataAccess.EntityFramework

This adds Oracle.ManagedDataAccess.EntityFramework.dll as well as config file configuration. It also has a dependency on the ODP.NET package above and will pull it into your project  as well as EF 6 if needed.

If you want to host this package on your local intranet, it is also available for download on the OTN .NET download page.

Please note that if you want to use Visual Studio integration features, such as browsing your Oracle Schema in Server Explorer, or using Entity Designer or Table Adapter Configuration wizard, you should still install Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio, as a NuGet package  does not provide any of the Visual Studio integration components needed to do design time work.

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