NHibernate is an object-relational mapper for .NET Framework. NHibernate is free as open source software that is distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License. It is a port of the Java O/R mapper Hibernate to .NET.
The purpose of this section is to give you general guidelines for manual conversion of NHibernate data models to Telerik Data Access Domain Models.
- Using the Database First Approach - with this approach you need to delete the entire DAL and re-create it by using the Create Model Wizard.
- Using Fluent Mapping API - with this approach you could keep the existing data classes and the only thing you need to do is to configure your application to support Fluent Mapping API.
- CRUD Operations - API Differences - illustrates the most important API differences between Telerik Data Access and NHibernate regarding the CRUD operations.