How to programmatically do this insert with EF 6? RRS feed

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  • I want to programmatically insert this record into the database using EF6, but cant' get it to work.  My EF stuff is in a class library project and I'm trying to do this insert as a test/proof of concept to be sure I have it set up correctly when the DAL is in its own project.  The front end for now is a simple console app.  I believe I have all connection info and references correct in the Console Application.  I think the issue is me not understanding how to instantiate this correctly.

    My edmx file is named SyncModel.edmx and has a Backstop_Contacts class with basic contact properties is it. I believe the database context class is BackstopEntities becasue this is in the SyncModel.Context.cs file and inherits from the DbContext class.

    This is what I've tried, but I don't see things come into context as expected.  For example, I was hoping to see an add() method, but didn't.  Hopefully, I haven't mixed up the context and Model.  Nothing shows up in intellisense after Backstop_Contacts which is where I get lost.

     using (var myEntity = new BackstopEntities())
                    var myContact = new Backstop_Contacts { firstname = "Elvis", lastname = "Presley" };

    This is the solution in case I referenced something incorrectly in my post:

    Thursday, September 25, 2014 7:25 PM


  • Hello,

    Please check the reference list of your console application to see if you have add a reference to the EntityFramework.dll, if not, please add a reference to the dll from your DAL project and also copy the connectionStrings section as below from the app.config file of your DAL project to your console application app.config file:

        <add name="DFDBEntities" connectionString="metadata=res://*/Model1.csdl|res://*/Model1.ssdl|res://*/Model1.msl;provider=System.Data.SqlClient;provider connection string=&quot;data source=(localdb)\Projects;initial catalog=DFDB;integrated security=True;MultipleActiveResultSets=True;App=EntityFramework&quot;" providerName="System.Data.EntityClient" />

    When using a schema similar with yours, we also need to install the Entity Framework to the final project.

    If this does not work for you, please let me know.

    Bets Regards,


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    • Marked as answer by Fred Bao Tuesday, October 7, 2014 9:05 AM
    Friday, September 26, 2014 3:38 AM