Entity Framework and recreating the database when the model changes.

I’ve just started a new MVC5 project, and just couldn’t remember exactly how to do this.


  1. Create a new project
  2. Create your models
  3. Create your DbContext
  4. Create a Database Initializer
  5. Add Database Initializer into Global.asax
public class ApplicationDbContextInitializer : DropCreateDatabaseIfModelChanges<ApplicationDbContext>
    protected override void Seed(ApplicationDbContext context)
Database.SetInitializer<ApplicationDbContext>(new ApplicationDbContextInitializer());



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