Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio (ODT) is a tightly integrated "Add-in" for Microsoft Visual Studio. ODT is free and supports Visual Studio 2017, Visual Studio 2015, and earlier.
Use Server Explorer with Visual Studio 2017, Visual Studio 2015 or earlier versions to browse your Oracle schema and launch one of the many integrated Oracle designers and wizards to create and alter schema objects.
View differences between two schemas and generate a diff script that can modify a target schema to match the source schema. Compare live database instances and/or an Oracle Database Project Version 2 containing a set of SQL scripts representing a schema.
Inspect relationships amongst Oracle schema objects. For example, view all Oracle schema objects that are required by a particular PL/SQL package.
The smaller MSI installer for ODT is available for Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio 2015
Developers using Oracle Database 18c can easily and quickly create, clone, plug or unplug pluggable databases for use during development and testing.
Use Visual Studio's Entity Designer for Database First and Model First object-relational mapping. ("Code First" is also supported).
Use the Visual Studio Datasources Window, the Dataset Designer, and the TableAdapter Configuration Wizard to drag and drop and automatically generate .NET code.
If you're an ASP.NET web developer, ODT makes it easy to generate ASP.NET web applications with minimal coding required.
Use Oracle Performance Analyzer to tune your .NET application's use of Oracle Database via a single click of a button. The database is then monitored under load and recommendations are made, such as modifications to SQL or adding an index on a table. You can also tune Ad-hoc SQL statements in Query Window with SQL Tuning Advisor.
Generate SQL scripts for Oracle schema objects that your .NET application uses, manage them in an Oracle Database Project, check them into source control, edit the scripts in the Oracle SQL Editor, and execute them with a built in SQL*Plus execution engine.
The fully integrated PL/SQL Editor and Debugger allows you to leverage all of your favorite Visual Studio debugging features from within PL/SQL code. You can even seamlessly step from your .NET code into your PL/SQL stored procedure code and back out again!
The .NET Deployment Wizard makes it easy to deploy .NET stored procedures and functions into Oracle Database.
The integrated context sensitive online help, including the Oracle SQL and PL/SQL Users Guides puts the Oracle documentation at your fingertips.
Create Users and Roles using graphical designers. Assign privileges to the roles and assign roles to users. View the Users and Roles in Server Explorer.
Create, modify and administer your Queues and Queue Tables.
Create UDTs in Oracle with multiple new designers. A powerful UDT Custom Class code generation wizard makes using UDTs from .NET code easy and fast.
This wizard makes it easy to import tables and their data from Oracle databases, or from external datasources such as Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access and Excel spreadsheets.
When testing your .NET application you can use the Oracle Data Window to insert and update Oracle data. There's also a testbed for testing stored procedures and an Oracle Query Window for executing any SQL statement you choose.
Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio uses online documentation built into Visual Studio. Please install the product and click on the Help menu.