Using Interfaces With DbSet, Possible with EF Core?

ef-core-2.0 entity-framework-6


Back in EF 4 it was not possible. Is it possible to use interfaces with DBSet in EF6 or EF Core?

public class LfSp3Ctx : DbContext, ILfSp3Ctx
    public DbSet<ILfSp3Project> ProjectSE { get; set; }
1/2/2018 12:26:59 PM

Accepted Answer

It is possible, but it requires some trickery. EF will only instantiate DbSet types directly. Thus, you'd have to create your own interface that wraps/exposes all the DbSet methods you want and the actual implementation takes the DbSet instance in its constructor. Then on the DbContext class, you have to do something like this:

IDbSet<DigimonEntity> DigimonRepository => new DbSetRepository<DigimonEntity>(this.Digimons);

DbSet<DigimonEntity> Digimons { get; set; }

public class DbSetRepository<T> : IDbSet<T> where T : class
    private readonly DbSet<T> _set;
    public DbSetRepository(DbSet<T> set) => _set = set;

    public Type ElementType => ((IQueryable<T>)_set).ElementType;
    public Expression Expression => ((IQueryable<T>)_set).Expression;
    public IQueryProvider Provider => ((IQueryable<T>)_set).Provider;
    public IEnumerator<T> GetEnumerator() => ((IEnumerable<T>)_set).GetEnumerator();
    IEnumerator IEnumerable.GetEnumerator() => ((IEnumerable<T>)_set).GetEnumerator();

    void IDataStoreRepositoryWrite<T>.Add(T entity) => _set.Add(entity);
    void IDataStoreRepositoryWrite<T>.Update(T entity) => _set.Update(entity);
    void IDataStoreRepositoryWrite<T>.Delete(T entity) => _set.Remove(entity);

    Task IDataStoreRepositoryWrite<T>.AddAsync(T entity, CancellationToken token) => _set.AddAsync(entity, token);

Something like this. Mine is kind of specific to the implementation I was trying to pull off at the time. :)

1/3/2018 1:56:47 AM

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