CreateDatabaseIfNotExists<TContext> Class

An implementation of IDatabaseInitializer<TContext> that will recreate and optionally re-seed the database with data only if the database does not exist. To seed the database, create a derived class and override the Seed method.


Namespace:  System.Data.Entity
Assembly:  EntityFramework (in EntityFramework.dll)

public class CreateDatabaseIfNotExists<TContext> : IDatabaseInitializer<TContext>
where TContext : DbContext

Type Parameters


The type of the context.

The CreateDatabaseIfNotExists<TContext> type exposes the following members.

Public methodCreateDatabaseIfNotExists<TContext>Initializes a new instance of the CreateDatabaseIfNotExists<TContext> class.

Public methodEquals (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalize (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCode (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetType (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodInitializeDatabaseExecutes the strategy to initialize the database for the given context.
Protected methodMemberwiseClone (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSeedWhen overridden adds data to the context for seeding. The default implementation does nothing.
Public methodToString (Inherited from Object.)

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.