Dear Telerik team.
You deprecated the visual designer. I made a little tool to generate the boilerplate code from the Visual Studio class diagram. For now it is okay.
Microsoft removes the modelling support in VS15. So your decision was wise from your perspective.
After searching a little bit I found an alternative meeting our needs. If it could handle Data Access, everything would be fine.
Not now, but within the next 12 or 18 months. You would get rid of the complaints and effort to finish and maintain your tooling for the database first approach.
A cooperation with Altova could benefit everyone. What do you think about such an approach?