Entity Framework Power Tools Beta 4

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Preview of useful design-time features for DbContext. When right-clicking on a C# project, the following context menu function is supported: 1) Reverse Engineer Code First - Generates POCO classes, derived DbContext and Code First mapping for an existing database. When righ...

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by Christiaan Rakowski | July 03 2014

by DSiegel | June 22 2014

Great Plugin for Visual Studio. Great way for generating the Entity Framework Context of multiple databases. I was able to use this to help generate the Models to work with our older systems. There is certainly some room for improvement with this tool.

Given that our databases have been around for a long time and do not follow the typical EF conventions it had a difficult time creating some of the models and properties as it made no modifications. This resulted in the use of reserved words for classes and properties.

This would be a 5 star tool if it were updated to work with EF6.x, and had logic to alter names so that table_name becomes TableName, and table_name_id becomes TableNameId.

by rigid19 | June 03 2014

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by Ray A Linder | June 03 2014

Amazing product! However, I wish people could read...

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by Snowee13 | May 29 2014

Does not work with IdentityDBContext (ASP.NET Identity framework)
When attempting to generate EDMX diagram:

Could not load type 'System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations.Schema.IndexAttribute' from assembly 'EntityFramework, Version=6.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089'.

Please fix it

Thank you

by Javad_Amiry | May 20 2014

The best EF tool, forever

by Norsten | May 16 2014

Should I be using the new 'Entity Data Model Wizard' for code first generation of an existing database ( http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/data/jj200620 ) instead of this tool ?

by AMajor | May 14 2014

I have this issue https://entityframework.codeplex.com/workitem/734
Running EF6.1.0 PT 0.9.0.0 and VS 2013 update 2.

by Justin Skiles | April 22 2014

Does not function properly with ASP.NET Identity framework when attempting to generate EDMX diagram.

System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. ---> System.TypeLoadException: Could not load type 'System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations.Schema.IndexAttribute' from assembly 'EntityFramework, Version=6.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089'.
at Microsoft.AspNet.Identity.EntityFramework.IdentityDbContext`6.OnModelCreating(DbModelBuilder modelBuilder)

by polux7 | April 14 2014

by Wong Chun Hoong | April 01 2014

Hopefully can support VB project.

by jinkskgpt | March 27 2014

Works fine for me in VS 2012 Ultimate; however, the context menu for
"Entity Framework" does not appear when installed for VS2013 Web Express.

by Unsettling | March 27 2014

Fails with EF 4.4. Multiple exceptions. What versions does this even support?

by Andromeda Nebula | March 19 2014

fffff

by philn5d | March 12 2014

try supporting this by adding virtual to the DbSets: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/data/dn314429.aspx

by Gutek | March 03 2014

as for a product created by EF Team and MS, it should handle DB with dash in name.

I'm adding one start as this is completely unusable for me.

I've send a pull request for this issue:
https://entityframework.codeplex.com/SourceControl/network/forks/Gutek/toolsfix/contribution/6332

by DevDells | February 22 2014

Useful tool ever since first version. But why is the model "Read-only?"
Is the underlying XML re-generated constantly and read-only for that reason.
Guess I'm just remembering the old modeler for SQLCE in a Winforms project being a complete editor.
Was a pretty handy GUI tool.

by Giva1 | February 20 2014

BETA doesn't apear to have to fix for Reverse Engineer Code First when using SQL CE.

by Fernando Angelieri | February 19 2014

Unbelievable, only in C #?
The VB made ​​Microsoft what it is today, putting the software development within companies without "bit and bytes"'s specialists .
It is a shame that there is no longer a direction to a simple development where it's required so.

by YoungjaeKim | February 16 2014

I don't know why Reverse Engineer function gives below error.

"System.ArgumentException: The modelEntityContainerName parameter 'asdf-dbContext' contains characters that are not valid.
at System.Data.Entity.Design.EntityModelSchemaGenerator.Initialize(EntityContainer storeEntityContainer, IEnumerable`1 storeFunctions, String namespaceName, String modelEntityContainerName)
at System.Data.Entity.Design.EntityModelSchemaGenerator..ctor(EntityContainer storeEntityContainer, String namespaceName, String modelEntityContainerName)
at Microsoft.DbContextPackage.Handlers.ReverseEngineerCodeFirstHandler.ReverseEngineerCodeFirst(Project project)"

Azure SQL and MSSQL VM on Azure both occurred.

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