EFCore.SoftDelete 1.1.0

.NET Core 3.1
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Install-Package EFCore.SoftDelete -Version 1.1.0
dotnet add package EFCore.SoftDelete --version 1.1.0
<PackageReference Include="EFCore.SoftDelete" Version="1.1.0" />
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#r "nuget: EFCore.SoftDelete, 1.1.0"
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// Install EFCore.SoftDelete as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=EFCore.SoftDelete&version=1.1.0

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Ef Core Soft Delete implementation

A very simple implementation for soft deleting entities in Ef Core library.


Step 1:

Extend your application db context from SoftDeletes.Core.DbContext.

Step 2:

In entities you want to add soft delete support, implement SoftDeletes.ModelTools.ISoftDelete interface.
It will a column named DeletedAt to your entity so you need to add a migration and update the database tables.

Step 3:

Load relations you want to delete in soft deleting the entity in LoadRelationsAsync and LoadRelations methods.

Step 4:

Delete relations you want to delete in soft deleting the entity in OnSoftDeleteAsync and OnSoftDelete methods.

Step 5:

For soft deleting an entity use Remove and RemoveAsync methods. These methods will soft delete an ISoftDelete implemented entity and force delete an not implemented entity.
For force deleting any entity use ForceRemove method.

Important Note:

It doesn't support DbSet yet, so you have to use SoftDeletes.Core.DbContext methods for removing instead of using DbSet methods.


ITimestamps interface:

An interface for saving CreatedAt and UpdatedAt date and time of entities.
You can implement it in your entities. That will add to columns named CreatedAt and UpdatedAt to your entities.

ModelExtenstion abstract class:

An abstract class that implements ITimestamps and ISoftDelete interfaces.
You can use it in your entities.


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