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

This database provider allows Entity Framework Core to be used with SQLite. The provider is maintained as part of the EntityFramework GitHub project.


Install the Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SQLite NuGet package.

   PM>  Install-Package Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SQLite

Get Started

The following resources will help you get started with this provider.

Supported Database Engines

  • SQLite (3.7 onwards)

Supported Platforms

  • .NET Framework (4.5.1 onwards)

  • .NET Core

  • Mono (4.2.0 onwards)

  • Universal Windows Platform


See SQLite Limitations for some important limitations of the SQLite provider.