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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 set of Connector/NET versions that support Entity Framework features.

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 higher.

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

  • EF Core 3.1.1: Full support in 8.0.20 and higher. (Connector/NET 8.0.20 does not support the EF Core 2.0 or 2.1 versions.)

  • EF Core 2.1: Full support in 8.0.13 and higher.

  • EF Core 2.0: Partial support in 8.0.8 to 8.0.12 (No scaffolding).

  • Full support on Windows

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