Model Configuration Generation

The API Template Pack provides a BaseEntity which is used when creating Database model. We also have preference of making use of Fluent Configuration API for the Entity Type Configuration.

To simplify the process of creating your Model Configuration we provide the Model Configuration Template which can be run from the terminal, which create the stub class for you to complete.

The template makes use of the following parameters

--model Name of your Model class to generate the configuration for

--name Name of your class to be created --output The preferred output location

 dotnet new modelconfig --model [Name of model] --output [your output location] --name [Name of you class]

In the following example we are going to generate a PostsConfiguration class for our Posts Model. Our preferred output location will be Configuraitons folder in our database project. We will be executing the terminal command in the root of our project directory.

 dotnet new modelconfig --model Posts --output src/Database/Database/Configurations/ --name PostsConfiguration

The Output of this command will be the following class in the Database Configuration folder.

public class PostsConfiguration : BaseEntityTypeConfiguration<Posts>
    public override void Configure(EntityTypeBuilder<Cunt> builder)
        // Add configurations

By default we will use the name of the model to lower case as the name of the table. You change this to suit your preferred name

Once the class has been generated you can continue to add your configurations