Both Entity Framework Core and Entity Framework 6 are installed entity-framework-core


I use Visual Studio 2017 and create a new ASP.NET Core project. I add migration for Entity Framework Core as below

add-migration "Initial Create"

and get the following error:

Both Entity Framework Core and Entity Framework 6 are installed. The Entity Framework Core tools are running. Use 'EntityFramework\Add-Migration' for Entity Framework 6.
Build Failed.

Do you know how to resolve this error?

UPDATE 1 - March 14, 2017 - Result received after running command

PM> dotnet ef migrations add "Initial Create"

I see the following output with error message at the end.

Welcome to .NET Core!
Learn more about .NET Core @ Use dotnet --help to see available commands or go to

The .NET Core tools collect usage data in order to improve your experience. The data is anonymous and does not include command-line arguments. The
 data is collected by Microsoft and shared with the community.
You can opt out of telemetry by setting a DOTNET_CLI_TELEMETRY_OPTOUT environment variable to 1 using your favorite shell.
You can read more about .NET Core tools telemetry @

A command is running to initially populate your local package cache, to improve restore speed and enable offline access. This command will take up
 to a minute to complete and will only happen once.
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dotnet : No executable found matching command "dotnet-ef"
At line:1 char:1
+ dotnet ef migrations add "Initial Create"
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (No executable f...and "dotnet-ef":String) [], RemoteException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NativeCommandError

UPDATE 2 - March 14, 2017 - Startup.cs

using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Builder;
using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Hosting;
using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Http;
using Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore;
using Microsoft.Extensions.DependencyInjection;
using Microsoft.Extensions.Logging;
using Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration;
using OdeToFood.Services;
using OdeToFood.Entities;
using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Routing;
using Microsoft.AspNetCore.StaticFiles;
using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Identity.EntityFrameworkCore;

namespace OdeToFood
    public class Startup
        public IConfiguration Configuration { get; set; }

        public Startup(IHostingEnvironment env)
            // TN - Read setting files
            var builder = new ConfigurationBuilder()

            Configuration = builder.Build();

        // This method gets called by the runtime. Use this method to add services to the container.
        // For more information on how to configure your application, visit
        public void ConfigureServices(IServiceCollection services)
            services.AddSingleton<IGreeter, Greeter>();
            services.AddScoped<IRestaurantData, SqlRestaurantData>(); // TN - One instance of this service for each HTTP request.
            services.AddDbContext<OdeToFoodDbContext>(options => options.UseSqlServer(Configuration.GetConnectionString("DefaultConnection")));
            services.AddIdentity<User, IdentityRole>()

        // This method gets called by the runtime. Use this method to configure the HTTP request pipeline.
        public void Configure(IApplicationBuilder app, IHostingEnvironment env, ILoggerFactory loggerFactory)

            if (env.IsDevelopment())
                //app.UseExceptionHandler(new ExceptionHandlerOptions { ExceptionHandlingPath="/error" });

                app.UseExceptionHandler(new ExceptionHandlerOptions
                    ExceptionHandler = context => context.Response.WriteAsync("Opps!")

            //app.UseDefaultFiles();// TN - will pick index.html

            app.UseFileServer(); // TN - This will include UseDefaultFiles() and UseStaticFiles

            app.UseWelcomePage(new WelcomePageOptions
                Path = "/welcome"

            app.Run(async (context) =>
                // TN - Read directly from configuration file
                //var message = Configuration["Greeting"];

                // TN - Dependency Injection - Read from configuration string via IOC
                var message = greeter.GetGreeting();
                await context.Response.WriteAsync(message);



            // TN - if no route matches
            app.Run(ctx => ctx.Response.WriteAsync("Not found."));

        private void ConfigureRoutes(IRouteBuilder routeBuilder)

Update 3 - March 14, 2017 - Added csproj file

<Project Sdk="Microsoft.NET.Sdk.Web">

  <PropertyGroup Label="Globals">


    <!--<Content Include="wwwroot\index.html" />-->
    <DotNetCliToolReference Include="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Web.CodeGeneration.Tools" Version="1.0.0" />
    <DotNetCliToolReference Include="Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.Tools.DotNet" Version="1.0.0" />
    <PackageReference Include="Microsoft.ApplicationInsights.AspNetCore" Version="2.0.0" />
    <PackageReference Include="Microsoft.AspNetCore" Version="1.1.1" />
    <PackageReference Include="Microsoft.AspNetCore.Mvc" Version="1.1.2" />
    <PackageReference Include="Microsoft.AspNetCore.StaticFiles" Version="1.1.1" />
    <PackageReference Include="Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.Design" Version="1.1.1" />
    <PackageReference Include="Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SqlServer" Version="1.1.1" />
    <PackageReference Include="Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SqlServer.Design" Version="1.1.1" />
    <PackageReference Include="Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.Tools" Version="1.1.0" />
    <PackageReference Include="Microsoft.Extensions.Logging.Debug" Version="1.1.1" />
    <PackageReference Include="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Web.BrowserLink" Version="1.1.0" />
    <PackageReference Include="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Web.CodeGeneration.Design" Version="1.1.0" />
    <Folder Include="Controllers\" />
    <Folder Include="Data\" />
    <Folder Include="Views\Home\" />
    <Folder Include="wwwroot\images\" />

3/15/2017 5:45:44 AM

Popular Answer

Perhaps you have at least two projects in your solution each one using either version of EF. By issuing "Manage NuGet packages for solution..." you can verify if this is the case. Then, maybe you'd need to sacrifice the one using EF 6.x. After that you'll need to restart VS, maybe some caching prevents removing the package completely when you uninstall it.

EDIT: .. or you may live well with both of them, but read carefully the message and follow what it says...

1/8/2018 6:10:03 PM

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