The Fluent API WithOne Method

The Entity Framework Core Fluent API WithOne method is used to configure the one side of a one-to-many or one-to-one relationship.

The WithOne method must be used in conjunction with the HasOne (one-to-one) or HasMany (one-to-many) method to fully configure a valid relationship, adhering to the Has/With pattern for relationship configuration.

The following model represents companies and employees with an inverse navigation property defined in the dependent entity (Employee):

One-To-Many Example

public class Company
{
    public int Id { get; set; }
    public string Name { get; set; }
    public ICollection<Employee> Employees { get; set; }
}

public class Employee
{
    public int Id { get; set; }
    public string Name { get; set; }
    public Company Company { get; set; }
}

A company has many employees, each with one company. That relationship is represented as follows:

protected override void OnModelCreating(Modelbuilder modelBuilder)
{
    modelBuilder.Entity<Employee>()
        .HasOne(e => e.Company);
        .WithMany(c => c.Employees)
        
}

Data Annotations

Relationships can be defined with the ForeignKey and InverseProperty attributes.

Further Reading


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Last updated: 14/03/2017 16:33:45
Proficiency Level: Beginner