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What's new in DevForce 2012

Last modified on February 12, 2013 15:44

DevForce 2012 is the seventh-generation release of the DevForce n-tier architecture. In addition to all the traditional features you’ve come to love, DevForce now supports:

Windows Store Apps

Build applications for Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and Surface. Windows Store apps are inherently n-tier, so DevForce’s native n-tier architecture simplifies your job. Use the same code base to support desktop, mobile, and touch. Deploy these apps to the new Windows Store for consumers or enterprises.

Easy asynchronous programming

Write asynchronous code as if it was synchronous. Using the new async/await keywords you can call asynchronous methods without using callbacks, lambda expressions, or coroutines. This makes code easier to write, easier to read, and easier to maintain.

.NET 4.5 & Silverlight 5

Continue to build apps in WPF and WinForms using the new .NET 4.5 runtime. Silverlight 5 is not left out and gains the use of the async/await keywords too.

Entity Framework 5

DevForce now supports the Entity Framework 5. The Entity Framework 5 introduces performance improvements and an improved designer that supports multiple diagrams per model, making large models much easier to work with. EF5 also introduces enumerations which will be supported.


DevForce is now available through NuGet. This not only simplifies installation, but allows you to apply DevForce packages to your existing projects and have all the dependencies, references, and configuration automatically resolved for you.

Created by DevForce on September 18, 2012 16:29

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