Install Entity Framework Core Packages Using PowerShell

This blog post will show you how to install Entity Framework Core packages using PowerShell.

Installing EF Core is a two-step process. First, we need to install the packages inside our application folder. The second step is installing it on a global level.

Run inside your App Folder

The cmdlets below will install the core package and the SqlServer support package.

Note: To install the latest version, remove the –version option.

dotnet add package Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.Design --version 6.0.3
dotnet add package Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SqlServer --version 6.0.3


To install the EF Core tools, we run the following cmdlet.

dotnet tool install --global dotnet-ef --version 6.0.3