.NET Standard / .NET Core support

This is very initial / experimental, from version 1.1.12.

Install e.g. with: dotnet add package SQLProvider --version 1.1.12

Example projects

There are some example .NET-Coreapp 2.0 projects at: tests\SqlProvider.Core.Tests

There is a build.cmd which runs as follows:

dotnet restore
dotnet build
dotnet run


You need your database connection driver to also support .NET Core. If your database connection driver has external dependencies, they have to be also present (e.g. a project prebuild-task to move them to resolution path).

If you plan to run Microsoft SQL Server, you need a dependency to System.Data.SqlClient and a post-build task to copy correct dll from under System.Data.SqlClient\runtimes\...\ to your execution folder.

The providers that are not included in .NET-Standard version:

  • Ms-Access in not supported
  • Odbc is not supported

Connection string can be passed as hard-coded static parameter (development) or GetDataContext(connectionstring) but fetching it automatically from the application configuration is not supported.

.NET Standard solution is located at /src/SQLProvider.Standard/SQLProvider.Standard.fsproj

The target frameworks are defined in the project file: <TargetFrameworks>net461;netcoreapp2.0;netstandard2.0</TargetFrameworks> Corresponding files goes to root bin paths, e.g.: \bin\netstandard2.0

Build is not tested with Mono, so .Net Standard build is disabled from build.fsx on Mono.

MySQL is having custom build of MySQL.Data.dll compiled from sources to .Net Standard 2.0 Described at: https://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=88016

SQLite is using Microsoft.Data.Sqlite library which has dependency to non-managed e_sqlite3.dll. Ensure that the correct platform specific file is found either from referencePath or PATH environment variable.

Some Technical Details

Sources are in the netstandard branch.

The following files is needed to the NuGet package, from the .NET Standard SDK: netstandard.dll, System.Console.dll, System.IO.dll, System.Reflection.dll, System.Runtime.dll

You can find net461 versions of them by default from: C:\Program Files\dotnet\sdk\2.0.0\Microsoft\Microsoft.NET.Build.Extensions\net461\lib\

and also System.Data.SqlClient.dll from that NuGet package.

The NuGet cache is located at: C:\Users\(your-user-name)\.nuget\packages\SQLProvider\

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