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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 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.

5 Star
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.

3 Star
by rtpbuc | September 09 2014

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by Bruce Prentice | September 08 2014

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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

5 Star
by Lagutkin Maxim | July 29 2014

excellent extension !!!

5 Star
by fokytapia | July 29 2014

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by Christiaan Rakowski | July 03 2014

4 Star
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.

3 Star
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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1 Star
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=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089'.

Please fix it

Thank you

5 Star
by Javad_Amiry | May 20 2014

The best EF tool, forever

4 Star
by Norsten | May 16 2014

Should I be using the new 'Entity Data Model Wizard' for code first generation of an existing database ( ) instead of this tool ?

3 Star
by AMajor | May 14 2014

I have this issue
Running EF6.1.0 PT and VS 2013 update 2.

2 Star
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=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089'.
at Microsoft.AspNet.Identity.EntityFramework.IdentityDbContext`6.OnModelCreating(DbModelBuilder modelBuilder)

3 Star
by polux7 | April 14 2014

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by Wong Chun Hoong | April 01 2014

Hopefully can support VB project.

3 Star
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.

1 Star
by Unsettling | March 27 2014

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

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