EF Code First Store Function Getting Started

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When Entity Framework 6.1 was released, store functions such as, TVFs and Stored Procedures were only supported in Database First.

EntityFramework.CodeFirstStoreFunctions is a NuGet library that supports store functions like table valued functions, scalar user defined functions and stored procedures for Entity Framework Code First.


You can easily install it from the Package Manager Console window by running the following command.

PM> Install-Package EntityFramework.CodeFirstStoreFunctions

Environment Setup

To start using the EntityFramework.CodeFirstStoreFunctions in your application, you will need to install the EntityFramework.CodeFirstStoreFunctions NuGet package.

Let's open the Visual Studio and create a new project.


Select the Create a new project option.


Choose C# as language, Windows as a platform, and Console as the project type. In the template pane, select Console App (.NET Framework) and click the Next button.


Enter the project name, you can change the location and solution name, but we will leave it and click on the Next button.


You can see a new web application project is created. Now to install a EntityFramework.CodeFirstStoreFunctions, right-click on the project in Solution Explorer, and select Manage NuGet Packages...


Select the Browse tab and search for EntityFramework.CodeFirstStoreFunctions and install the latest version by pressing the Install button.


Once EntityFramework.CodeFirstStoreFunctions has been successfully installed. You are now ready to start your application.

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