Visual Studio 2013 support

Visual Studio 2013

I’m pleased to let you know that all Mindscape products have full support for Visual Studio 2013!

If you have have an active subscription you can download the latest nightly builds to get this new support. If your subscription has ended, you can renew it to obtain the latest builds.

Some products needed explicit support to work at all (e.g. Web Workbench), while others just have nice-to-have improvements like putting WPF controls into the toolbox for you.

Happy Coding!

Nightly news, 9 Nov 2012

Almost rivals my old Beowulf cluster


  • Fix for issue with differencing SQL generated for MySql5 – don’t emit DEFAULT ” for TEXT based columns.
  • Fix for issue with TEXT field length not being assumed as unlimited with MySql5 extractor.
  • Fix for issue with UDT’s being used in migrations not working correctly.
  • Dont allow through field names which are the same as the entity name, append a custom suffix of Field in these cases.
  • Fix for issue with one to one associations having lazily loaded collections (leading to deferred actions on re-assignment) if accessed via the non FK end.

Web Workbench

  • Check and ignore error if expected string does not occur in Compass output because the Compass project is already set up in the target directory.
  • Support a user defined path to a custom maintained Ruby installation to be supplied to allow for custom gem installations.

NHibernate Designer

  • Correctly generate entity properties which are also FK’s as read-only.

WPF Elements

  • Added ConnectionPointThumb.IsConnectionDragOver property to aid in highlighting connection points.
  • Added MouseWheelZoom.MaximumZoom property for capping the diagram zoom level via mouse wheel.

As usual the free editions of the nightly builds are available right now from the downloads page, and the full editions from the store.

Nightly news, 12 Oct 2012

JD flies back today


  • Fix for issue with boolean auto-predicate when used in an Any call(details)

Web Workbench

  • Add option for hiding Setup Compass Project menu item

NHibernate Designer

  • Fixes for designer functionality under Visual Studio 2012

WPF Elements

  • Added DataGrid Expand and Collapse methods for controlling hierarchical items.
  • Added “can change expanded state” logic for hierarchical DataGrid items.
  • Double clicking a row will toggle the hierarchical expanded state if applicable.
  • Resolved a binding issue in the Alloy and AlloyLight DataGrid themes.
  • Resolved a bug when trying to sort an empty data grid.
  • Added DataGrid component resource key called ExpanderToggleButtonStyleKey.
  • Resolved a DataGrid DisplayMemberBinding issue
  • Resolved a bug when double clicking a row that has no hierarchical children.

Metro Elements

  • Added Tile Grid control
  • Misc fixes for existing controls

As usual the free editions of the nightly builds are available right now from the downloads page, and the full editions from the store.

Nightly news, 25 May 2012

WPF Diagramming

  • Connection mounting UI is now disabled when the diagram surface is read only.
  • Resolved the bug in the center viewport logic.

WPF Elements

  • Fixed an invariant bug in the IntegerUpDown control.
  • Resolved an issue with the Alloy DataGrid foreground.
  • More samples!

Web Workbench

  • CSS parsing – handle interpolated function references in selectors (used by Compass)


  • Fix for FK underscore generation issue when a custom naming strategy is applied
  • Candidate fix for stored proc generation ignoring custom naming strategy UseClrNamingConventions property
  • Support nested discriminators for InitializeDiscriminatorField

NHibernate Designer

  • Allow VSIX to install for VS11 Beta

As usual the free editions of the nightly builds are available right now from the downloads page, and the full editions from the store.

What’s new in NHibernate Designer 2.1?

We’re pleased to announce the release of NHibernate Designer 2.1, an update to our popular visual design and mapping tool for the well-known open-source object-relational mapper.

Version 2.1 rolls up a number of fixes that we’ve made over the last six months, and includes some great new features as well:

  • Table per subclass inheritance
  • One-way associations
  • Drag views and stored procedures onto the designer
  • Mark up the generated entities with WCF data contract attributes
  • More control over property visibility
  • Support for the sql-insert, sql-update and sql-delete overrides
  • Formula properties
  • Support for named SQL queries
  • Composite foreign keys
  • Improved support for creating through tables for many-to-many associations
  • Support for the hated, but sometimes necessary, foreign identity generator

The NHibernate Designer is FREE for up to 10 entity classes and you can upgrade to the unlimited edition for just $99. Or act quick and get it as part of our MegaPack Sale — 50% off until the end of April!

To install or update the NHibernate Designer go into Visual Studio Extension Manager, choose the Online Gallery tab and search for “Mindscape NHibernate Designer.” Or download it here!


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