ErikEJ.EntityFramework.SqlServer 6.4.1-preview1

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.NET Standard 2.1 .NET Framework 4.6.1
This is a prerelease version of ErikEJ.EntityFramework.SqlServer.
There is a newer version of this package available.
See the version list below for details.

Requires NuGet 5.0 or higher.

dotnet add package ErikEJ.EntityFramework.SqlServer --version 6.4.1-preview1
NuGet\Install-Package ErikEJ.EntityFramework.SqlServer -Version 6.4.1-preview1
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.SqlServer" Version="6.4.1-preview1" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add ErikEJ.EntityFramework.SqlServer --version 6.4.1-preview1
#r "nuget: ErikEJ.EntityFramework.SqlServer, 6.4.1-preview1"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive, C# scripting and .NET Interactive. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install ErikEJ.EntityFramework.SqlServer as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=ErikEJ.EntityFramework.SqlServer&version=6.4.1-preview1&prerelease

// Install ErikEJ.EntityFramework.SqlServer as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=ErikEJ.EntityFramework.SqlServer&version=6.4.1-preview1&prerelease

Entity Framework 6 SQL Server provider based on Microsoft.Data.SqlClient

This Entity Framework 6 provider is a replacement provider for the built-in SQL Server provider.

This provider depends on the modern Microsoft.Data.SqlClient ADO.NET provider, see my blog post here for why that can be desirable.

The latest build of this package is available from NuGet


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 MicrosoftSqlDbConfiguration());

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

SetProviderFactory(MicrosoftSqlProviderServices.ProviderInvariantName, Microsoft.Data.SqlClient.SqlClientFactory.Instance);
SetProviderServices(MicrosoftSqlProviderServices.ProviderInvariantName, MicrosoftSqlProviderServices.Instance);
// Optional
SetExecutionStrategy(MicrosoftSqlProviderServices.ProviderInvariantName, () => new MicrosoftSqlAzureExecutionStrategy());

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="Microsoft.Data.SqlClient" type="System.Data.Entity.SqlServer.MicrosoftSqlProviderServices, ErikEJ.EntityFramework.SqlServer" />

If you use App.Config with a .NET Core / .NET 5 or later app, you must register the DbProviderFactory in code once:

DbProviderFactories.RegisterFactory(MicrosoftSqlProviderServices.ProviderInvariantName, Microsoft.Data.SqlClient.SqlClientFactory.Instance);

If you use an EDMX file, update the Provider name:

<edmx:Edmx Version="3.0" xmlns:edmx="">
      <Schema Namespace="ChinookModel.Store" Provider="Microsoft.Data.SqlClient" >

Code changes

In order to use the provider in an existing solution, a few code changes are required (as needed).

using System.Data.SqlClient;using Microsoft.Data.SqlClient;




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Version Downloads Last updated
6.6.3 296 1/20/2023
6.6.2 4,127 11/24/2022
6.6.0 5,973 9/8/2022
6.6.0-rc1 56 9/5/2022
6.5.0 592 9/4/2022
6.5.0-rc1 214 8/9/2022
6.4.3 34,369 3/24/2022
6.4.2 568 3/12/2022
6.4.1 55,190 12/12/2021
6.4.1-preview1 110 11/27/2021
6.4.0 45,551 8/24/2021
1.0.0-rc5 446 8/19/2021

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