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Entity Framework Power Tools Beta 4 Adds EF 6 and Visual Studio 2013 Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on Oct 16, 2013 |

Microsoft has released Entity Framework Power Tools Beta 4 with support for Entity Framework 6 and Visual Studio 2013. It also fixes an issue in the previous release which causes power tools not to work when project is under a solution folder. Moreover, the latest release will not cause stoppage when EF.dll is loaded into Visual Studio.

In order to work with power tools you have to install it from within Visual Studio by selecting Tools | Extensions and Updates and searching for Entity Framework Power Tools in the Visual Studio online gallery. The installer automatically adds Reverse Engineer Code First and Customize Reverse Engineer Templates menu options upon right clicking on a C# project
inside Visual Studio.



It also adds View Entity Data Model, View Entity Data Model XML, View Entity Data Model DDL SQL and Generate Views menu options upon right clicking on a DbContext derived class code file. Moreover, Generate Views option will be visible when you right click on an Entity Data Model (*.edmx) file.

Entity Framework Power Tools Beta 4 are mainly for Code First, model-first, and database-first development and is compatible with Visual Studio 2010, 2013 and Entity Framework 4.2 to 6.

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Entity framework Project by sivakumar Laksh

In Visual studio 2013, "I have installed Entity Framework Power Tools Beta4" as you mentioned. Could you help me How to add the Entity framework project(EF version 6.0)? I am looking for quick help..

Thanks in Advance..
Siva

Re: Entity framework Project by sivakumar Laksh

I followed these steps to create Entity framework Project.

1.First Created Empty Project
2.Inside the project ->Right click on Project - Add New Item
3.Selected ADO.NET Entity Data Model and named ProjectModel.asmx
4.Then followed the steps to connect to DB. It asked the version to select Entity framework.I chose the EF 6.0.
5.Now it created Edmx file

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