Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Entity Framework and Visual Studio 2015 Community Update 3

Installing Visual Studio 2015 Community Update 3 will not automatically provide you with templates that you can use for working with Entity Frame work. You need get the NuGet Package Manager to install the Entity Framework related package as shown here:


If the link is not showing search for NuGet.

Click the link to install and from File you can launch the NuGet Package Manager Console as shown.


Click Package Manager Console to open the pane for entering commands to NuGet Package Manager as shown. Here I tried the to install the Entity Framework Package.

The package is installed for a saved project. In order to install the package you need to create a solution and save it. After which you can install the Entity Framework package from NuGet Package Manager.

After installing we can see the various appropriate references added to the Windows Forms project I created.

With these references you can work with Entity Framework in Visual Studio 2015 Community Update 3. The same procedure can be used for Visual Studio 2013 Community as well.

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