dotConnect for PostgreSQL Overview

dotConnect for PostgreSQL, formerly known as PostgreSQLDirect .NET, is an enhanced ORM enabled data provider for PostgreSQL that builds on ADO.NET technology to present a complete solution for developing PostgreSQL-based database applications. It introduces new approaches for designing application architecture, boosts productivity, and leverages database applications.

Fast and Advanced ADO.NET Provider

dotConnect for PostgreSQL offers both high performance connectivity to the PostgreSQL database and a number of innovative development tools and technologies. It support a wide range of PostgreSQL-specific features, such as secure SSL connections, PostgreSQL notifications, PostgreSQL bulk data loading, GEOMETRY, PostgreSQL ARRAY types, and others.

RAD Approach

dotConnect for PostgreSQL provides a vast number of GUI tools that increase your productivity. It integrates into Visual Studio Server Explorer and other tools, and provides advanced visual component editors to simplify component tweaking. DataSet tools, such as DataSet Wizard, DataSet Editor, DataSet Manager, provide you an easy way to create and edit typed and untyped DataSets.

Entity Framework NHibernate LINQ to PostgreSQL Entity Developer

ORM Solutions

dotConnect for PostgreSQL offers enhanced ORM support with a bundled visual designer for ORM models - Entity Developer. dotConnect for PostgreSQL supports ADO.NET Entity Framework, NHibernate, and LinqConnect (formerly known as LINQ to PostgreSQL) - our own ORM solution, closely compatible to Microsoft LINQ to SQL, while extending its functionality with its own features.


Direct Mode

Direct Mode

Allows your application to work with PostgreSQL directly via TCP/IP without involving PostgreSQL Client software.



Implements Role, Session State, Membership, Profile, Site Map, and other ASP 2.0 providers.

Enterprise Library

Enterprise Library

Can be used in conjunction with Microsoft Enterprise Library Data Access Application Block.



Enables Integration Services to export and import data to/from PostgreSQL servers.



Allows per-component tracing of database events with a free dbMonitor application.


Discount Programs

You can get a significant discount, and even a free license, by spreading a word about dotConnect for PostgreSQL.

Devart High Five Program for dotConnect for PostgreSQL

What people say

Greetings... and thanks for a great product.. I did some experimenting this past spring with several products and I have settled on this one hands down.. This is a great product and when it comes time for some future projects I'll be working on, I'll get it for other databases as well. Thanks SO much..

Ron Park

Thanks a lot for your fast support and many thanks to the Devart Team for this great software!

Rene Moller, Thesycon Systemsoftware & Consulting GmbH