After a failed attempt to port our LLBLGen Pro Runtime Framework to .NET Standard 1.6, we’ve ported it to .NET Standard 2.0 and managed to port over almost all features (A very small set of features aren’t supported but you either won’t miss them, or they’re out of our hands and limitations of .NET Core/standard)! This means finally there’s a full O/R mapper framework available for .NET Core 2.0 that’s fast, fully featured and ‘battle-tested’ for many years.
The port of our runtime framework comes with LLBLGen Pro v5.3, which we’ve released an Early Access Preview (EAP)version of yesterday. What’s also in v5.3? Well, Entity Framework Core 2.0 support. The most notable additional features for EF Core 2.0 support from our perspective are entity splitting, valuetype definition support and if you are into it, VB.NET
We’ve also changed/added some small things in the designer and runtime but these are relatively minor. We’ll be adding more features before RTM, which we expect to happen within a month or so.
I know a lot of people have been eagerly waiting .NET Core support for our runtime and I’m pleased to say it’s finally there. As the port is almost 100% feature compatible with the version for .NET Full, porting your own application to .NET Core should be relatively easy, or better: the ORM at least isn’t the problem here.
Stay tuned for more!