EF Core Typed Original Values Getting Started

30% OFF - 9th Anniversary discount on Entity Framework Extensions until December 15 with code: ZZZANNIVERSARY9

EntityFrameworkCore.TypedOriginalValues is a NuGet library that allows you to get typed access to the original value of your entity properties. It supports simple and complex properties, but navigation/collections are not supported.


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

PM> Install-Package EntityFrameworkCore.TypedOriginalValues

Environment Setup

To start using the EntityFrameworkCore.TypedOriginalValues in your application, you will need to install the EntityFrameworkCore.TypedOriginalValues 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 Application 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.TypedOriginalValues, right-click on the project in Solution Explorer, and select Manage NuGet Packages...


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


Once EntityFrameworkCore.TypedOriginalValues 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.

Got any EF Core Typed Original Values Question?