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Chapter 7 Connector/NET for Entity Framework

Entity Framework is the name given to a set of technologies that support the development of data-oriented software applications. MySQL Connector/NET supports Entity Framework 6.0 (EF6 or EF 6.4) and Entity Framework Core (EF Core), which is the most recent framework available to .NET developers who work with MySQL data using .NET objects.

The following table shows the Connector/NET versions that support Entity Framework features. Backward compatibility of each feature set is determined by the framework rather than by Connector/NET.

Table 7.1 Connector/NET Versions and Entity Framework Support

Connector/NET Version EF6 | EF 6.4 EF Core
  • EF 6.4: Full cross-platform support in 8.0.22 and later.

  • EF6: Full support on Windows only in 8.0.11 and later.

  • EF Core 6.0: Full support with 8.0.28 and later on platforms that support .NET 6.

  • EF Core 5.0: Partial support with 8.0.23 and later on platforms that support .NET Standard 2.1 (equivalent to the EF Core 3.1.1 feature set).

  • EF Core 3.1.1: Full support with 8.0.20 and later.

  • EF Core 2.1: Full support with 8.0.13 to 8.0.19 only.

6.10 (archived version)
  • EF6: Full support on Windows.

  • EF Core 2.0: Full support with 6.10.8 and later. Partial support in 6.10.5 to 6.10.7 (No scaffolding).