Signed nightly builds of the Entity Framework code base are made available on a separate NuGet feed. Entity Framework shares the same nightly NuGet feed as ASP.NET Web Stack.

We make no guarantees about the quality or availability of nightly builds.


Configuring NuGet

You need to configure NuGet to use the feed that contains nightly builds.

  • In Visual Studio select Tools –> Library Package Manager –> Package Manager Settings
  • Select Package Sources from the left pane
  • Enter Nightly Builds as the Name and as the Source
  • Click Add and then OK



Using a Nightly Build

Once the nightly feed is configured you can add the latest EntityFramework package to your project.

  • Right-click on your project in Solution Explorer and select Manage NuGet Packages…
  • Expand the Online tab in the left pane and select Nightly Builds
  • Ensure Include Prerelease is selected in the dropdown at the top of the page
  • Select EntityFramework from the list and click Install
    If you already have the EntityFramework package included in your project you will see an Update button instead of Install
  • Be sure to read Updating Applications to use EF6


Last edited Oct 17, 2013 at 6:10 PM by RoMiller, version 5


fsys Aug 3, 2015 at 7:58 AM 
When Using Manually nightly builds
Giving Error

public virtual IList<NamedDbProviderService> DbProviderServices
get { return _providerServices.Value; }

An unhandled exception of type 'System.IO.FileLoadException' occurred in mscorlib.dll

Additional information: Could not load file or assembly 'EntityFramework, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089' or one of its dependencies. The located assembly's manifest definition does not match the assembly reference. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131040)