'Migrations' does not exist in the namespace 'Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore'

Ok, I will show you the minimal setup required for EF Core + Migrations:

You will need to install Microsoft.EntityFramework.Core, but it is better that instead of that package you first install a EF Core provider for the database you will use. Then that EF Core provider will pull in all the required dependencies ( including Microsoft.EntityFramework.Core ) .

So (for example) for SQLServer db, in the Package Manager Console I will install:

  1. Install-Package Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SqlServer

  2. Install-Package Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.Tools (for powershell commands)

  3. Install-Package Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.Design (contains migrations engine - and important note this package has to be inside executable project)

And that's it.

I faced a similar issue and found that I haven't installed Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SqlServer. Initially, I have installed only Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore and Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.Tools.

After installing Microsoft.EntityFrameworkCore.SqlServer problem gets resolved