How to add reference to Entity Framework 5 in Visual Studio 2012

To add Entity Framework 5 reference in Visual Studio 2012, you’ll need to install EF5 NuGet package.

In the project to which you want to add EF5 reference, right click References and select Manage NuGet Packages.

Go to Online -> All, select EntityFramework and click on Install.
Accept the licence agreement and wait for the installer to finish. You’re all set to start using EF5 in your project.
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One thought on “How to add reference to Entity Framework 5 in Visual Studio 2012

  1. Your How To is incomplete. It says how to install the Entity Framework NuGet package but doesn’t say how to add a reference to it in your project as the title of this blog post promises. Maybe you could add a bit more detail, thanks.

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