Oracle .NET Developer Center

   Updated September 7, 2015

  Oracle's .NET development community numbers over 800,000 members. With Oracle's extensive support, Visual Studio developers can take full advantage of database and application server technologies, such as performance self-tuning, Real Application Clusters, messaging, and simplified management of advanced data types, such as XML, SecureFiles, and user-defined types. All this at no cost! At the OTN .NET Developer Center, both beginner and advanced .NET programmers can enhance their Oracle skills through step-by-step tutorials, technical articles, white papers, and videos.

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What's New

Oracle Openworld San Francisco .NET Session Schedule
Check out the .NET session schedule and join the Oracle .NET team at Oracle Openworld 2015 in San Francisco October 25–29. The .NET sessions include an introductory session, a "what's new" session, a best practices for performance session, and deep dives into ODP.NET, Managed Driver, Entity Framework, and Visual Studio integration. Register today.

OTN Virtual Technology Summit
The OTN Virtual Technology Summit featured a database track devoted to .NET development. Watch the recorded sessions delivered by Oracle .NET product experts.

Updated ODP.NET NuGet Releases
ODP.NET, Managed Driver and ODP.NET, Maanaged Driver for Entity Framework have been updated with MSLSA support and simpler TLS/SSL port setup, plus bug fixes. Downloads are available from

Oracle Announces Plans for Visual Studio 2015 Support
Oracle plans to offer a new version of the Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio integrated with Microsoft Visual Studio 2015. This new version is planned to be available within one month of Visual Studio 2015's Release to Manufacturing (RTM) date. As with earlier releases of Visual Studio, Oracle has partnered closely with Microsoft as part of the Visual Studio Industry Partner Program to make this release possible. Keep an eye on this page or follow us on Twitter for the upcoming release announcements.

Visual Studio Community Edition 2013
The recently released Visual Studio Community Edition 2013 is now certified to work with Oracle's .NET products. Unlike Visual Studio Express Edition, this new version supports "add-ins", making it possible to install Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio and to use Visual Studio data designers such as Entity Designer or Table Adapter Configuration Wizard.

Production Release: ODAC 12c Release 3
ODAC 12c Release 3 includes support for Entity Framework 6 Code First and Code First Migrations; NuGet, .NET Framework 4.5.2; and ODP.NET, Managed Driver XML DB.

Oracle By Example Walkthroughs for Visual Studio 2013
The .NET Oracle By Example (OBE) lessons are now available for Visual Studio 2013. Learn how to develop .NET applications with Oracle Database with these step by step lessons. Check back often as we will be adding updated lessons in the weeks to come!

Customers Using Oracle Database and .NET
Learn how customers are making their applications more powerful, faster, and faster to market with the power Oracle Database brings to .NET development.

Oracle .NET Recorded Presentations and Webinars
You can watch replays of past webinars or YouTube videos on developing .NET apps for Oracle Database. The ODTUG webinars require the GoToMeeting codec, G2M3, to play the video, which can be downloaded here.

.NET Support for Oracle Database

Data Sheet: ODAC 12c Release 3 ( (PDF)
Data Sheet: ODAC 12c Release 2 ( (PDF)
Data Sheet: ODAC 12c Release 1 ( (PDF)
Video: Oracle integration with Visual Studio 2010 demonstration
Data Sheet: ODAC 11.2 Release 4 ( (PDF)
Data Sheet: ODAC 11.2 Release 3 ( (PDF)
Data Sheet: ODAC 11.2 Release 2 ( (PDF)
Technical White Paper: Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Application Development (PDF)
Data Sheet: ODAC (PDF)
Technical White Paper: ODP.NET (PDF)
Data Sheet: Oracle 11g ( on .NET (PDF)
Technical White Paper: ODP.NET 11g (PDF)
Technical White Paper: New 11g Features in Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio (PDF)
Technical White Paper: Oracle Database 11g on Windows: Development and Deployment (PDF)

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