The command-line interface (CLI) tools for Entity Framework Core perform design-time development tasks. For example, they create migrations, apply migrations, and generate code for a model based on an existing database.
dotnet ef can be installed as either a global or local tool. Most developers prefer installing
dotnet ef as a global tool using the following command:
dotnet tool install –global dotnet-ef
Update the tool tool using the following command:
dotnet tool update –global dotnet-ef
Before you can use the tools on a specific project, you’ll need to add the
Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.Design package to it.
dotnet add package Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.Design
The output from the command identifies the version of the tools in use:
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