Command Line Reference

Note

This documentation is for EF Core. For EF6.x, see Entity Framework 6.

Entity Framework provides command line tooling to automate common tasks such as code generation and database migrations. There are two primary command line experiences that EF Core provides.

  • Package Manager Console Tools provide command line tools integrated into Visual Studio.
  • .NET Core CLI Tools provide IDE-independent and cross-platform tools for applications being developed with .NET Core.