Save days of effort with the best NHibernate toolset available!
Work with NHibernate faster and more reliably than ever before with the powerful NHibernate Designer that directly integrates with Visual Studio 2010! Leveraging Mindscape's skills in delivering the best model designer for Visual Studio, you'll find a slick and feature rich solution to kicking your NHibernate development into high gear.
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- Powerful Visual Designer
Save time - from no code to a working domain model in 10 minutes with the rich Visual Studio 2010 integrated NHibernate Designer. Create entities, drag and drop tables from your database and round-trip updates to and from the your database. Try it to experience the difference!
- Free for small models
The NHibernate designer is fully functional and free for small models of 10 entities or less!
- Supports all major database engines
The NHibernate Designer works seamlessly with SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008, Oracle 9i+, MySQL and PostgreSQL.
- Model first? Database first? Either works!
The NHibernate Designer provides a design experience for your tastes - if you prefer model first development the NHibernate Designer can update and manage your database. If database first is your preference NHibernate Designer can pick up changes from your database and update your model right before your eyes!
- New to NHibernate? Make your life easier!
It's no surprise that NHibernate has a steep learning curve - it is large and supports almost everything you can imagine. The NHibernate Designer helps new, and experienced, NHibernate developers build their models and validates them so you can be sure you're doing the right thing. Make your life easier with the NHibernate Designer (or grab our very own ORM, LightSpeed, which is widely recognised for its ease of use!)
- Legendary support
We answer most help requests in under 24 hours and add new features and enhancements to our nightly builds based on feedback so all users can enjoy them!
And so many more features you'll wonder how you ever worked without it!
Don't you build an ORM already? Why support NHibernate?
Absolutely, we build LightSpeed, a fantastic ORM for .NET developers that you should try! Having said that, many of our LightSpeed customers have old projects, or get new projects where the domain modeling and data access choice is already set in stone and they can't use LightSpeed. The trouble is, they love the design experience that LightSpeed provides and ask us if we could support NHibernate - so we decided we would.
The LightSpeed designer, hands down, is the most sophisticated and powerful visual data modeling tool for Visual Studio today and we're pleased to be bringing the experience and capabilities to a wider audience of developers.
The best support of any software development vendor, ever.
- Reed Copsey, CTO, C Tech Development Corporation
View our licensing page to give a plain english explanation of how the NHibernate Designer licensing works