Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore 8.0.4

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dotnet add package Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore --version 8.0.4
NuGet\Install-Package Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore -Version 8.0.4
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<PackageReference Include="Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore" Version="8.0.4" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore --version 8.0.4
#r "nuget: Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore, 8.0.4"
#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 Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore&version=8.0.4

// Install Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore&version=8.0.4

Entity Framework Core (EF Core) is a modern object-database mapper that lets you build a clean, portable, and high-level data access layer with .NET (C#) across a variety of databases, including SQL Server (on-premises and Azure), SQLite, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, and Azure Cosmos DB. It supports LINQ queries, change tracking, updates, and schema migrations.

Getting started

Prerequisites

Make sure to install the same version of all EF Core packages shipped by Microsoft. For example, if version 5.0.3 of Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SqlServer is installed, then all other Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.* packages must also be at 5.0.3.

Usage

To use Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore in your application, you will typically need to create a class that inherits from DbContext, which represents your database session. You can then define classes that represent your database entities, and use LINQ queries to interact with the database.

Here's an example of how you might define a database context and an entity:

using Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore;

public class MyDbContext : DbContext
{
    public DbSet<Customer> Customers { get; set; }
}

public class Customer
{
    public int Id { get; set; }
    public string Name { get; set; }
}

You can then use the MyDbContext class to interact with the database:

using var context = new MyDbContext();

// Add a new customer
context.Customers.Add(new Customer { Name = "John Doe" });
context.SaveChanges();

// Retrieve all customers
var customers = context.Customers.ToList();

Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore supports multiple database providers, including SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, and others. You will need to install the provider package for your chosen database. For example, to use SQL Server, you would install the Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SqlServer package.

You would then configure your database context to use the SQL Server provider:

using Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore;

public class MyDbContext : DbContext
{
    protected override void OnConfiguring(DbContextOptionsBuilder options)
        => options.UseSqlServer(@"Data Source=(localdb)\MSSQLLocalDB;Initial Catalog=MyDatabase");

    public DbSet<Customer> Customers { get; set; }
}

public class Customer
{
    public int Id { get; set; }
    public string Name { get; set; }
}

Additional documentation

Feedback

If you have a specific question about using these projects, we encourage you to ask it on Stack Overflow. If you encounter a bug or would like to request a feature, submit an Github issue. For more details, see getting support.

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Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.Relational The ID prefix of this package has been reserved for one of the owners of this package by NuGet.org.

Shared Entity Framework Core components for relational database providers.

Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.InMemory The ID prefix of this package has been reserved for one of the owners of this package by NuGet.org.

In-memory database provider for Entity Framework Core (to be used for testing purposes).

Npgsql.EntityFrameworkCore.PostgreSQL The ID prefix of this package has been reserved for one of the owners of this package by NuGet.org.

PostgreSQL/Npgsql provider for Entity Framework Core.

Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.Proxies The ID prefix of this package has been reserved for one of the owners of this package by NuGet.org.

Lazy loading proxies for Entity Framework Core.

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