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.x (EF6) 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 set of Connector/NET versions that support Entity Framework features.
Table 9.1 Connector/NET Versions and Entity Framework Support
|Connector/NET Version||EF6||EF Core|
|8.0||Full support||EF Core 2.0: Partial support in 8.0.8 and higher. No scaffolding.|
|7.0||Full support||Limited support in 7.0.4 and higher with no ongoing development.|
|6.10||Full support||EF Core 2.0: Partial support in 6.10.5 and higher. No scaffolding.
EF Core 1.1: Full support in 6.10.4 and higher; otherwise, partially supported.