How to start using Entity Framework 6 with MySQL databases.

To start working with VS 2013 and EF 6

1- Install the MySQL for Visual Studio 1.1.1 or later
2- Install the Connector/Net 6.8.1 or later product.
3- To work with Database first please do the following
a. Add the reference for the new assembly called MySql.Data.Entity.EF6 and copy it to the bin forlder of your application.
b. Add the provider to your app/web config file on the providers for Entity Framework section with the following line: c. Before you run the Wizard compile your application so the new changes are applied.
4- To work with Model First please do the following
a. Add the reference for the new assembly called MySql.Data.Entity.EF6 and copy it to the bin forlder of your application.
b. Add the ADO.Net Entity Model new or existing.
c. Select the T4 template corresponding to MySQL (SSDLToMySQL)
d. Right click on the model and then select Generate Script to Create Database. (A MySQL script should be generated for you to create your database).

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