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.NET 6.0+

Business Model Design with Entity Framework Core

XAF WinForms and ASP.NET Core Blazor Server UI support the Entity Framework Core data model. Additionally you can use Security System for Entity Framework Core in non-XAF apps.

Entity Framework Core support in XAF is provided by the following assemblies:

  • DevExpress.ExpressApp.EFCore.v23.2.dll
  • DevExpress.EntityFrameworkCore.Security.v23.2.dll


Currently, we support Entity Framework Core 8.x.x (CTP). To find out which precise version you have, check the Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore package in the dependencies of the YourProjectName.Module project.

We extensively test our Entity Framework support against Microsoft SQL Server only.

Please contact us if you encounter issues with other database providers.

If you use the Solution Wizard to create an EF Core-based XAF solution, then the wizard installs EF Core automatically. For instructions on how to install EF Core manually, refer to the following help topic: Installing Entity Framework Core.

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