GemFire XD provides an ADO.NET Client for development with Visual Studio 2013 or 2012,
and an ADO.NET Entity Framework plug-in for Visual Studio 2010.
Using the GemFire XD ADO.NET Client
The GemFire XD 1.4.1 ADO.NET driver provides a native wire protocol data provider for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit platforms. The ADO.NET client supports development with Visual Studio 2013 or Visual Studio 2012. You can use the client to add GemFire XD databases as data sources to the Server Explorer list in Visual Studio, to design queries with the Query Builder, and so forth.
Using the GemFire XD.NET Entity Framework Plug-In
Use the GemFire XD.NET Entity Framework to generate model objects from an existing schema, or to generate a schema from model objects. You can also issue queries using Language-Integrated Query (LINQ), and then retrieve and manipulate data as strongly-typed objects using C# or VB.NET. The Entity Framework plug-in provides support for Visual Studio 2010.