Ability to plug-in custom conventions for schema generation
EF CTP4 comes with a set of built-in conventions for model discovery and schema generation. We should be able to alter these conventions as opposed to re-mapping the entire class from scratch.
1) I'd like to replace DataAnnotations with EntLib Validation Block and I should be able to tell EF to use my attributes.
2) I want to apply a common convention like prefixing all tables with some string or even a more complicated scenario like all entities that derive from Inventory should generate tables with name: Inventory.<EntityName>.
Reopening since this was originally completed for EF6 but the feature is not available to Entity Framework Core.
EF6 alpha 1 contains a first cut of custom Code First conventions support. See the blog post for the announcement: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/adonet/archive/2012/10/30/ef6-alpha-1-available-on-nuget.aspx.
I read this post and I'm so frustrated it didn't make it into 4.2.
Very disapointing indeed! Meanwhile here is a great workaround: http://dotnetspeak.com/index.php/2011/03/custom-conventions-in-entity-framework-code-first-v-4-1/
Duplicate, please take you votes over here: http://data.uservoice.com/forums/72025-ado-net-entity-framework-ef-feature-suggestions/suggestions/1155529-ability-to-plug-in-custom-conventions-for-schema-g