Entity Framework Core 2.0 Add-Migration doesn't create any migration files

c# database-migration ef-migrations entity-framework entity-framework-core


Recently migrated from EF Core 1.0 to EF Core 2.0, and it runs fine. Today I added a new table (code-first) and added it to my DbContext with:

public virtual DbSet<Foo> Foos { get; set; }

When I run a migration, with my DbContext in a separate project (remember this was all working before), the migration ends, but no migration files were created. This was all working prior to Core 2.0 using:


PM> Add-Migration GradePremade -project Mfc.MfcRepositoryModel -verbose -context MfcDbContext -StartupProject web.xyz
Using project 'class.xyz\Mfc.MfcRepositoryModel'.
Using startup project 'web.xyz'.
Build started...
Build succeeded.
C:\Program Files\dotnet\dotnet.exe exec --depsfile C:\development\xyz\web.xyz\bin\Debug\netcoreapp2.0\web.xyz.deps.json --additionalprobingpath C:\Users\pcarver\.nuget\packages --additionalprobingpath "C:\Program Files\dotnet\sdk\NuGetFallbackFolder" --runtimeconfig C:\development\xyz\web.xyz\bin\Debug\netcoreapp2.0\web.xyz.runtimeconfig.json "C:\Program Files\dotnet\sdk\NuGetFallbackFolder\microsoft.entityframeworkcore.tools\2.0.0\tools\netcoreapp2.0\ef.dll" migrations add GradePremade --json --context MfcDbContext --verbose --no-color --prefix-output --assembly C:\development\xyz\web.xyz\bin\Debug\netcoreapp2.0\Mfc.MfcRepositoryModel.dll --startup-assembly C:\development\xyz\web.xyz\bin\Debug\netcoreapp2.0\web.xyz.dll --project-dir C:\development\xyz\class.xyz\Mfc.MfcRepositoryModel --root-namespace Mfc.MfcRepositoryModel
Using assembly 'Mfc.MfcRepositoryModel'.
Using startup assembly 'web.xyz'.
Using application base 'C:\development\xyz\web.xyz\bin\Debug\netcoreapp2.0'.
Using working directory 'C:\development\xyz\web.xyz'.
Using root namespace 'Mfc.MfcRepositoryModel'.
Using project directory 'C:\development\xyz\class.xyz\Mfc.MfcRepositoryModel'.
Finding DbContext classes...
Finding IDesignTimeDbContextFactory implementations...
Finding application service provider...
Finding BuildWebHost method...
No BuildWebHost method was found on type 'xyz.Program'.
No application service provider was found.
Finding DbContext classes in the project...
Found DbContext 'ApplicationDbContext'.
Found DbContext 'MfcDbContext'.
Using DbContext factory 'MfcContextFactory'.
Using context 'MfcDbContext'.
Finding design-time services for provider 'Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SqlServer'...
Using design-time services from provider 'Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SqlServer'.
Finding IDesignTimeServices implementations in assembly 'web.xyz'...
No design-time services were found.

No errors that seem obvious to me, and no migration files created. I've done a Remove-Migration to start clean, but still no workie.

8/24/2017 12:39:12 AM

Accepted Answer

I had to mark a project as the start-up project.

12/20/2017 2:41:44 PM

Popular Answer

There is an issue within the .NET Core class libraries. The successful workaround is to put the following in the csproj file of the Model project:


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