Nightly news, 17 September 2010

Another week draws to an end and we have a bumper crop of features and fixes in the latest nightly builds. Get ’em while they’re hot!

LightSpeed

  • Added support for using the “is” operator on associated entities in LINQ queries
  • Added support for using non-database-backed properties in LINQ expressions
  • Added support for string concatenation in LINQ expressions on non-SQL Server databases
  • Added wildcard column exclusion to lsgen command-line tool
  • Provided a more meaningful error if the LockVersion field was declared incorrectly
  • Added an option to have sequence allocation run up to the returned sequence value instead of behind it
  • Fixed a bug with function arguments which themselves had functions applied to them
  • Fix for nested Any calls in a Where clause where the nested Any doesn’t have a predicate
  • Fixes for designer NoReverseAssociationAttribute support
  • Added fixes for hyphenated domain names in SimpleDB
  • Provided a workaround for Visual Studio 2010 Server Explorer not allowing connections to SQL Server 2000 except through OLE DB

WPF Elements

  • Fix for drop-down not appearing for enum values in the property grid when displaying a weak-typed ObservableDictionary
  • Added RichTextBox support to the PromptDecorator

WPF Diagramming

  • Tweak to make it easier for applications to detect when diagram elements have moved

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