Connect EF to SQL Server Management studio


I'm using EF code-first and I want it to create the new database in SQL Server Management Studio instance instead of using the integrated SQL Server in Visual Studio.

I added this to my web.config:

<connectionStrings> <add name="BillFo" connectionString="Data Source=SELANL293;Initial Catalog=Billfo;Integrated Security=True"/> </connectionStrings>

But it doesn't help. No nothing happens, nothing in the integrated SQL Server and nothing in my SQL Server Management Studio. How do I make it create my database in Management Studio rather then the SQL Server in Visual Studio?


try add this section

<entityFramework> <defaultConnectionFactory type="System.Data.Entity.Infrastructure.SqlConnectionFactory, EntityFramework"> <parameters> <parameter value="connection string......"/> </parameters> </defaultConnectionFactory> </entityFramework> <connectionStrings> <add name="..." providerName="System.Data.SqlClient" connectionString="......" /> </connectionStrings>

you do not have to use <parameters> property , you can use your currently connection string configuration



<connectionStrings> <clear /> <add name="YourEFContextName" connectionString="Data Source=localhost\SqlServerInstanceName; Initial Catalog=DataBaseName; User ID=UserName; password=YourPassword; MultipleActiveResultSets=True;" providerName="System.Data.SqlClient" /> </connectionStrings>

The section entityFramework should be created automatically.


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