Connect with Microsoft .NET and Visual Studio

Oracle Autonomous Database supports connectivity to the Microsoft .NET Framework, .NET Core, Visual Studio, and Visual Studio Code.

Oracle Data Provider for .NET (ODP.NET) provides run-time ADO.NET data access to an Autonomous Transaction Processing dedicated database. ODP.NET has the following driver types:

  • Unmanaged ODP.NET for .NET Framework applications

  • Managed ODP.NET for .NET Framework applications

  • ODP.NET Core for .NET Core applications

Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio provides database application design-time support in Visual Studio, including tools for managing Autonomous Databases in Oracle Cloud.

Oracle Developer Tools for VS Code provides database application design-time support in Visual Studio Code.

These software components are available as a free download from the following sites:

Oracle recommends using the latest provider and tools version with an Autonomous Transaction Processing dedicated database.

Set-up Instructions

Click the following links for instructions on how to download, install, and configure these components for use with Oracle Autonomous Database:

Note that these instructions show how to make TCPS (TCP with SSL) connections to your database, which requires using wallets. For databases on dedicated infrastructure, you can instead make TCP connections to the database, which does not require use of a wallet.