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NuGet Project Uncovered: Northwind.Db

If you are coming to this series of posts for the first time you might check out my introductory post for a little context.

Northwind.Db is a version of the infamous Northwind database packaged in an awesomely easy install/setup NuGet package. I’ll outline the experience of installing the Northwind.Db into a sample project.

After executing the below command in my Package Manager Console

Install-Package Northwind.Db

I was presented with a wizard where I could choose what type of database model I wanted to use.

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How did I want to generate my model?

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Where should it connect to (Notice the Northwind database was already setup for me).

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And now I had the Northwind database all setup and ready to go.

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I’m not quite sure why it installed twice. (once in the root of my test project, and the other in the App_Data folder)

I also couldn’t use the Uninstall-Package command to remove the project

The process cannot access the file '…App_Data\Northwind.MDF' 
because it is being used by another process.



Regardless of some of the issues, if I had to quickly get a sample sql database up and running this would be nice and easy.

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