Tuesday, 30 October 2012

EF Set database object as read only



In addition to connecting with a read-only user, there are a few other things you can do to your DbContext.
public class MyReadOnlyContext : DbContext
{
    // Use ReadOnlyConnectionString from App/Web.config
    public MyContext()
        : base("Name=ReadOnlyConnectionString")
    {
    }

    // Don't expose Add(), Remove(), etc.
    public DbQuery<Customer> Customers
    {
        get
        {
            // Don't track changes to query results
            return Set<Customer>().AsNoTracking();
        }
    }

    public override void SaveChanges()
    {
        // Throw if they try to call this
        throw new InvalidOperationException("This context is read-only.");
    }

    protected override void OnModelCreating(DbModelBuilder modelBuilder)
    {
        // Need this since there is no DbSet<Customer> property
        modelBuilder.Entity<Customer>();
    }
}