Can one set a breakpoint in EF code first migrations seed method?

asp.net c# ef-code-first ef-migrations entity-framework

Question

I am having trouble with something in the Seed method in the Configure.cs for my entity framework 6 code-first migration process. I am running the Update-Database -verbose command in the Package Manager Console, and tried to set breakpoints (in VS studio web express 2013) in the c# code of the Seed method. But even if I put it on the first statement in the method, it is not hit, although the console displays running seed method (and subsequently breaks due to my error)

So can one somehow set breakpoints in the Seed method? If not, what is the best way to debug that code?

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3/4/2015 3:28:22 PM

Accepted Answer

It's not possible directly within source code but you can attach the debugger via source code. Please see this link for details:

if (System.Diagnostics.Debugger.IsAttached == false)
   System.Diagnostics.Debugger.Launch();

The other option would be to run the migration via source code as explained above:

var configuration = new Configuration();
var migrator = new DbMigrator(configuration);
migrator.Update();
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3/5/2015 1:38:49 AM

Popular Answer

Update-Database runs out of your debugging session so you cannot set a breakpoint. You'll want to run your Seed method elsewhere from within your code, like a dummy method, that you can kick off from within your app.



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