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.NET Connector IDE Support

To my knowledge, the .NET Connector is only integrated into the Visual Studio .NET IDE.

A key advantage of the .NET framework for developers is that it is language agnostic. Are there plans for SAP to integrate the connector into other IDE's (eg. Borland C#Builder).

I appreciate that the connector would require a C# compiler, but why should I be forced to use Microsoft's if I already have another?

IMO, it would be great to have a standalone tool to generate the C# proxies, which I could later compile using whatever tool I preferred.



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  • Posted on Nov 19, 2003 at 11:57 AM

    Hello Scott,

    of cause we know that there are a lot of different development environments available for .NET exception Visual Studio, like Sharp Develop and C# Builder.

    However according to the feedback we got the very very big majority of your customers (and the majority of professional developers in general) use Visual Studio.

    So we decided to to a very rich integration of SAP .NET Connector design time into Visual Studio. Because of this tight integration, it is technically not possible to put this code into different IDEs.

    If the maked requires, we could provide a command line tool for proxy generation, however this would not give you any of the design time experience that you know from the connector in VS today. So, I'm not sure that this really makes sense.

    What you can do today is to create your proxy code or your proxy DLL with VS. It's sufficient to have the relatively cheap C#-only edition or event the 60-day trial version.

    You can then move the C#-ode generated or the compiled proxy DLL to your prefered IDE.

    Hope this answers your question.



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