Does anyone have Firebird working with Entity Framework 6 at both design time and run time?
I'm mainly using VS 2012, but I get the same results in VS 2013.
Depending on the components I install I can get either design time or run time to work, but not both together.
If I install the latest .net provider & DDEX provider from http://www.firebirdsql.org/en/additional-downloads/ then DDEX works at design time.
I can use server explorer to connect to a database & can create a model using Entity Framework.
But run time fails with the following error:
The Entity Framework provider type 'FirebirdSql.Data.FirebirdClient.FbProviderServices, FirebirdSql.Data.FirebirdClient' registered in the application config file for the ADO.NET provider with invariant name 'FirebirdSql.Data.FirebirdClient' could not be loaded. Make sure that the assembly-qualified name is used and that the assembly is available to the running application. See http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=260882 for more information.
If instead I install the the nuget package PM> Install-Package FirebirdSql.Data.FirebirdClient run time works, but I can no longer use server explorer or reverse engineer a database.
Just need to run the reg files depending of the architecture of the system (86 or 64). This files are in the source package (http://sourceforge.net/projects/firebird/files/firebird-net-provider/DDEX%203.0.1/DDEXProvider-22.214.171.124-src.7z/download).
Note: Edit the %path% variable in the reg file to point to the correct folder in your system.