How to update existing project to entity framework 5.0

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Question

I have an Entity Framework project. I want to update it to EF 5. I used NuGet with this command:

PM> Install-Package EntityFramework

to install EF 5.0. It added lines to my config file:

<section name="entityFramework"
         type="System.Data.Entity.Internal.ConfigFile.EntityFrameworkSection, EntityFramework, Version=4.4.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089"
         requirePermission="false" />

Is this enough upgrade my project to EF 5.0? Is this the right way to do the update?

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3/28/2013 3:42:55 PM

Accepted Answer

You need change your project to use .Net 4.5 to take advantage of a lot of EF5 improvements. Here is a blog from team. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/adonet/archive/2012/08/15/ef5-released.aspx

Compatibility

This version of the NuGet package is fully compatible with Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Studio 2012 and can be used for applications targeting .NET 4.0 and 4.5.

Some features are only available when writing an application that targets .NET 4.5. This includes enum support, spatial data types, table-valued functions and the performance improvements.

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9/20/2012 2:12:11 PM


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