Monthly Archives: March 2020

eShopOnContainers – No parameterless constructor defined for type dbcontext

Hi everyone,

Another eShopOnContainers post. Today I was setting up migrations and ran into the following error:

Found DbContext ‘CatalogContext’.
Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.Design.OperationException: Unable to create an object of type ‘CatalogContext’. For the different patterns supported at design time, see
—> System.MissingMethodException: No parameterless constructor defined for type ‘Catalog.Api.Infrastructure.CatalogContext’.
at System.RuntimeType.CreateInstanceDefaultCtorSlow(Boolean publicOnly, Boolean wrapExceptions, Boolean fillCache)

This turned out to be because I was missing the following from my CatalogContext:

public class CatalogContextDesignFactory : IDesignTimeDbContextFactory
public CatalogContext CreateDbContext(string[] args)
var optionsBuilder = new DbContextOptionsBuilder()
.UseSqlServer(“Server=.;Initial Catalog=Microsoft.eShopOnContainers.Services.CatalogDb;Integrated Security=true”);

return new CatalogContext(optionsBuilder.Options);

‘DatabaseFacade’ does not contain a definition for ‘Migrate’ and no accessible extension method ‘Migrate’… – eShopOnContainers

Hi everyone,

I’ve been going through Microsoft’s eShopOnContainers repo and replicating it as a small test project to learn microservices. While adding the WebHost Customization project I ran into the following error: 

Severity Code Description Project File Line Suppression State
Error CS1061 ‘DatabaseFacade’ does not contain a definition for ‘Migrate’ and no accessible extension method ‘Migrate’ accepting a first argument of type ‘DatabaseFacade’ could be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?) WebHost.Customization … N/A

This turned out to be a fairly simple fix. All that’s required is the following package (I installed via Nuget):


Thanks to the following stackoverflow post for the info: