Sqlite – Add a DbProviderFactory without an App.Config


I am using DbProviderFactories in my data layer (based on Entity Framework) and am using SQLite for my database, but I don't have to have a App.Config to have the following code:

      <remove invariant="System.Data.SQLite"/>
      <add name="SQLite Data Provider" invariant="System.Data.SQLite" description=".Net Framework Data Provider for SQLite" type="System.Data.SQLite.SQLiteFactory, System.Data.SQLite" />

Instead I would like to have my data layer put that in programmatically. Anyone know a way to do this?


The reason for this is that I am using a IoC container to pick the data layer and some of my data layers don't need the App.Config values, or have them be hard tied to the data layer.

Best Solution

The following will probably cause sunspots and overthrow western civilization. It may even cause a debate about Duct Tape Programming (make it stop!), but it works (for now)

    var dataSet = ConfigurationManager.GetSection("system.data") as System.Data.DataSet;
    dataSet.Tables[0].Rows.Add("SQLite Data Provider"
    , ".Net Framework Data Provider for SQLite"
    , "System.Data.SQLite"
    , "System.Data.SQLite.SQLiteFactory, System.Data.SQLite");
catch (System.Data.ConstraintException) { }