EF Core Triggers Getting Started

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EntityFrameworkCore.Triggers is a NuGet library that adds triggers to your entities with insert, update and delete events. It provides three events for each database operation i.e. before, after, and upon failure.


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

PM> Install-Package EntityFrameworkCore.Triggers

Environment Setup

To start using the EntityFrameworkCore.Triggers in your application, you will need to install the EntityFrameworkCore.Triggers 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 Web as the project type. In the template pane, select ASP.NET Core Web App (Model-View-Controller) 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.


On the Additional Information dialog, select the target framework and then click on the Create button.


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


Select the Browse tab and search for EntityFrameworkCore.Triggers and install the latest version by pressing the Install button.


Once EntityFrameworkCore.Triggers has been successfully installed. Let's add the database provider that you want to target. We will use SQL Server, and the provider package is Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SqlServer. We can easily install that NuGet package by executing the following command in Package Manager Console.

PM> Install-Package Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SqlServer

You are now ready to start your application.

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