Entity Framework Migrations Error using Visual Studio 2013

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I am getting an error running Entity Framework migrations after updating to Visual Studio 2013.

    PM> update-database
System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
File name: 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a'
   at System.Data.Entity.Migrations.Extensions.ProjectExtensions.GetProjectTypes(Project project)
   at System.Data.Entity.Migrations.Extensions.ProjectExtensions.IsWebSiteProject(Project project)
   at System.Data.Entity.Migrations.Extensions.ProjectExtensions.GetTargetDir(Project project)
   at System.Data.Entity.Migrations.MigrationsDomainCommand.GetFacade(String configurationTypeName)
   at System.Data.Entity.Migrations.UpdateDatabaseCommand.<>c__DisplayClass2.<.ctor>b__0()
   at System.Data.Entity.Migrations.MigrationsDomainCommand.Execute(Action command)

Anybody know how to get around this?

11/3/2013 1:23:21 AM

Accepted Answer

I was able to fix this using the Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Shell (Isolated) Redistributable Package. After I installed the package update-database worked correctly.

PM> update-database
Specify the '-Verbose' flag to view the SQL statements being applied to the target database.
No pending code-based migrations.
Running Seed method.
11/3/2013 2:03:11 AM

Popular Answer

Update from EF 5 to EF >6, it works!

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