Released on 19th of February, 2007 (build: 188.8.131.52)
Genome 3.1 exclusively supports the .NET 2.0 Framework and introduces many new features as well as bugfixes.
We have extended existing documentation and have further adapted changes in the Genome 3.x API.
Updated OQL User's Guide
The OQL User's Guide has been fully adapted to the new Genome 3.x APIs and extended with additional topics.
New User's Guide topic for context handling
A whole new topic has been added to the User’s Guide (UsersGuide.Context), explaining context usage and reflecting recent changes in context handling in Genome 3.1.
Improved API documentation of the generic Genome types
The “Genome Core API Reference” topic has been updated with complete documentation of Set, Collection and DataDomain.
Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition (SqlCE) databases (Professional and Evaluation edition only)
Genome now supports Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition databases with the Microsoft ADO.NET provider for SqlCE 3.1.
Two new type mapping features have been introduced to support mapping bool and enum types to database field types other than the default. Custom database fields and how values are represented in the database can now be specified.
Interfaces of query providers that can be mapped in OQL can now be specified in order to implement entry points to the domain model.
Context-bound objects and sets
The WinForms framework does not offer any infrastructure that Genome could use to provide an active context automatically for a currently executing event handler of a form or control. To help develop such applications, Genome 3.1 offers a way of specifying the Context for each data access operation explicitly.
Improved data population
We have optimised Genome for many data population scenarios. Retrieval of transient objects has also been improved.
Improved query generation
Genome's query generation module has been improved to generate more optimal JOINs by using table joins instead of sub-query joins when possible.
For queries that are not dynamically built at run-time, Genome can pre-compile and reuse the SQL statement generated.
Smart navigation between source code and mapping file
The shortcut key (default: Ctrl-Alt-G) that was introduced in Genome 3.0 for navigating between source code and mapping file has been enhanced with smart navigation logic.
Extended Database Reverse Engineering Support
The Database Reverse Engineering Wizard has been extended to influence how names of generated classes and properties are created, so that you can now specify renaming rules which fit your business model and database's naming policy.
Improved LINQ integraion
Genome’s LINQ integration has been improved so that can now specify LINQ queries in the mapping file, thereby enabling you to reuse mapped LINQ expressions in other LINQ or OQL expressions, adding a value not given in the current LINQ to SQL CTP.
Windows Vista and Visual Studio 2005 SP1 support
The Genome installer has been modified to fully support Windows Vista and Visual Studio 2005 SP1.
Mapping abstract members with <RawSql>
The <RawSql> element has been improved to allow code generation, so you can map abstract members with the <RawSql> element.