ErikEJ.EntityFramework.SqlServerCompact 6.4.0-beta5

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This is a prerelease version of ErikEJ.EntityFramework.SqlServerCompact.

Requires NuGet 5.0 or higher.

dotnet add package ErikEJ.EntityFramework.SqlServerCompact --version 6.4.0-beta5                
NuGet\Install-Package ErikEJ.EntityFramework.SqlServerCompact -Version 6.4.0-beta5                
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="ErikEJ.EntityFramework.SqlServerCompact" Version="6.4.0-beta5" />                
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add ErikEJ.EntityFramework.SqlServerCompact --version 6.4.0-beta5                
#r "nuget: ErikEJ.EntityFramework.SqlServerCompact, 6.4.0-beta5"                
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install ErikEJ.EntityFramework.SqlServerCompact as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=ErikEJ.EntityFramework.SqlServerCompact&version=6.4.0-beta5&prerelease

// Install ErikEJ.EntityFramework.SqlServerCompact as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=ErikEJ.EntityFramework.SqlServerCompact&version=6.4.0-beta5&prerelease                

Entity Framework 6 SQL Server Compact provider for .NET 6 (and later)

This Entity Framework provider includes everything required to start creating and using a SQL Server Compact embedded database with Entity Framework 6.

You can read more about using the SQL Server Compact ADO.NET provider with .NET Core in my blog post here

Getting started

Add a PackageReference like this to use the latest preview build:

    <PackageReference Include="ErikEJ.EntityFramework.SqlServerCompact" Version="6.4.0-*" />

Provider Configuration

There are various ways to configure Entity Framework to use this provider.

You can register the provider in code using an attribute:

public class SchoolContext : DbContext
    public SchoolContext() : base()

    public DbSet<Student> Students { get; set; }

If you have multiple classes inheriting from DbContext in your solution, add the DbConfigurationType attribute to all of them.

Or you can use the SetConfiguration method before any data access calls:

 DbConfiguration.SetConfiguration(new SqlCeDbConfiguration());

Or you can add the following lines to your existing DbConfiguration class:

SetProviderFactory(SqlCeProviderServices.ProviderInvariantName, SqlServerCe.SqlCeProviderFactory.Instance);
SetProviderServices(SqlCeProviderServices.ProviderInvariantName, SqlCeProviderServices.Instance);

You can also use XML/App.Config based configuration:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <section name="entityFramework" type="System.Data.Entity.Internal.ConfigFile.EntityFrameworkSection, EntityFramework, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089" requirePermission="false" />
      <provider invariantName="System.Data.SqlServerCe.4.0" type="System.Data.Entity.SqlServer.SqlCeProviderServices, ErikEJ.EntityFramework.SqlServerCompact" />

If you use App.Config with a .NET app, you must register the DbProviderFactory in code once:

DbProviderFactories.RegisterFactory(SqlCeProviderServices.ProviderInvariantName, SqlServerCe.SqlCeProviderFactory.Instance);


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6.4.0-beta5 569 9/5/2023
6.4.0-beta4 246 4/6/2023
6.4.0-beta3 137 11/24/2022
6.4.0-beta2 261 10/10/2021
6.4.0-beta1 151 10/10/2021

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