Working with Entity Framework 6.3 and .NET Core 3.0

In May 2019, Microsoft announced that the first preview of Entity Framework 6.3 was available on NuGet. Entity Framework 6.3 will be the first version of Entity Framework 6 that can run on .NET Core and therefore, work cross-platform.

This development, will make it easier to migrate existing applications that use Entity Framework 6 to .NET Core 3.0.

Read on, to learn more about it!


More Information about Entity Framework 6.3 Preview

  • Currently in Preview
  • The first version of Entity Framework 6 that can run on .NET Core
    • Work cross-platform
  • Easier to migrate existing applications that use Entity Framework 6 to .NET Core 3.0.
  • .NET Core 3.0 is currently in Preview (5)


What’s New in Entity Framework 6.3 Preview

  • Ability to migrate apps that use EF 6 to .NET Core 3.0
  • Support for NuGet PackageReferences (when completed)
  • Migration commands running on projects (using the new .NET project system)
  • Bug fixes
  • Community contributions


Getting Started with Entity Framework 6.3 on .NET Core 3.0

To get started with Entity Framework 6.3 Preview, you will need to download and install .NET Core 3.0 (currently Preview 5) and then create a .NET Core 3.0 project in Visual Studio, and install the Entity Framework 6.3 Preview via NuGet using the below command:

Install-Package EntityFramework -pre


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