Connect for ADO.NET 4.1 Installer does not integrate the provider out of the box with Visual Studio 2013. But still there might be few people who are interested in doing POC and need our provider integrated with Visual Studio 2013. If you are one of them, then we have a good news.

We have defined a set of script files which you can use to accomplish this task. But please note that these instructions and scripts are purely for POC purpose. We have not yet certified Visual Studio 2013 Integration with Connect For ADO.NET 4.1 and do not support it yet.

So, lets start...

Step 1: Download and Install Connect for ADO.NET 4.1 from ""

Step 2: Download the attached compressed file which contains the scripts and tools required for this integration.

Step 3: Open Developer Command Prompt for VS2013, ( Ensure that it is “Run As Administrator” )

  • Run the attached batch file as below:

 For 32 bit System:

Install2013.cmd /codebase <Path of dll>

 For 64 bit system

Install2013.cmd /regroot  SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\12.0 /codebase <Path of dll>


<Path of dll> : "C:\Program Files\Progress\DataDirect\Connect_for_ADO.NET_41\DDTek.VisualStudio.DataTools.dll"

Please Note, As the dll path has spaces in it, we need to puts quotes (") around it.

  •  Run devenv /setup
  •  And DONE!!!

You are ready to play with Connect for ADO.NET product in Visual Studio 2013.

Happy Programing!!!