Entity Framework Power Tools Beta 4


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 Simon Hughes | January 12 2015

by Michael Wu (MBSG) | January 08 2015

I cannot open the file EFPowerTools.vsix.

by Mark Eastwood | January 05 2015

Worked great for quickly reverse engineering a small existing database.

by CBRE Architecture and Design Team | January 02 2015

This tool rocks, we've modified the T4 templates to generate our entities to inherit our custom base class (Entity.cs) and the DbContext to also inherit our custom base class (DataContext) to bootstrap apps with our extensible generic repositories and unit of work repository framework (https://genericunitofworkandrepositories.codeplex.com).

by qnguyen284 | December 21 2014

by obas | December 08 2014

Does not support x64 projects.

by welly satria | December 05 2014

by Cerzky | November 25 2014

I downloaded this and it does not give an option to install for visual studio 2013 express....

Are there any workarounds?


by DJM83 | November 04 2014

Rather disappointing that this tool does not work for VB code!!

by coopermoto honest | September 30 2014

Doesn't work with IdentityDbContext...but I think I've found a workaround.

It's the following constructor that causes the problem, in particular the "throwIfV1Schema":

public IdentityDbContext(string nameOrConnectionString, bool throwIfV1Schema)

So I grabbed the source for IdentityDbContext, made my own renamed version and removed that constructor with its associated code. Voila Generate Views now works for me.

by ryanbesko | September 14 2014

I love this extension and have used it for years. The change that you did that makes the entity classes it generates be partial was the best. I do need to say one thing though: I have a table in my DB called Media. It generates a class called called Medium. I don't think that's what it should do.

by rtpbuc | September 09 2014

by Bruce Prentice | September 08 2014

by Hoots | August 06 2014

Downloaded but won't work for me. I'm using AspNet.Identity and trying to do a 'view entity data model' produces the errors

EntityType '...' has no key defined. Define the key for this EntityType

by Lagutkin Maxim | July 29 2014

excellent extension !!!

by fokytapia | July 29 2014

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


by Ray A Linder | June 03 2014

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

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