Thinking about giving a shot to CodeFluent Entities, but you don’t know how to get started? This post might help!
First, you need to register on the CodeFluent Entities web site to automatically get a free license: Register.
When registering you get to choose between two licenses: Express or Personal.
The personal license is for non commercial use, for personal use and non-profit organizations, while the express license allows commercial use but limited to 10 entities. If you want to start with more, check-out our Version and Pricing pages.
Once you’ve registered, sign-in using your freshly created account, and under your personal information, you’ll find a list of your available license keys, its type, as well as a link allowing you to download the latest officially released build.
CodeFluent Entities is shipped in a ZIP file containing two setups:
You don’t have to install both, you can pick the one you want or both.
The Modeler setup installs a designer and new project templates to Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and/or 2010.
As of today, the Modeler isn’t a final version, but still a release candidate.
On the other hand, the Core setup installs CodeFluent Entities’ build engine: you won’t have a graphical interface, instead you’ll need to write models yourself (see this video to view how it goes). Unlike the modeler which is still pre-release software, the core edition is a 5 year product currently used by customers for enterprise-class projects.
Once you’ve got it all installed start creating .NET applications!
See you soon!