.NET/C# AMQP client library and WCF binding

The RabbitMQ .NET client is an implementation of an AMQP 0-9-1 client library for C# (and, implicitly, other .NET languages), and a Microsoft's Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) binding that communicates over RabbitMQ.

The library is open-source, and is dual-licensed under the Apache License v2 and the Mozilla Public License v1.1.

In order to compile or run the RabbitMQ .NET/C# client library, you will need an appropriate .NET SDK or runtime environment available, respectively.

The .NET/C# RabbitMQ client library should be used in preference to the WCF binding where possible. The WCF binding suffers from a number of limitations and no further development is planned for it. The limitations are described in the WCF Service Model documentation.


The current release of the RabbitMQ .NET/C# AMQP library is 3.5.6. Consult the archive if you want to download a version of the RabbitMQ .NET/C# Client library or documentation other than the above.

Download the library and documentation

The library

The library is available in several compiled forms, and as source:

Binary, compiled for .NET 4.0 and newer (zip) - includes example code, the WCF binding and WCF examples rabbitmq-dotnet-client-3.5.6-dotnet-4.0.zip
Source code and tools (zip) rabbitmq-dotnet-client-3.5.6.zip

The documentation

Please refer to the API guide. There's also an online API reference.

GitHub repository

The .NET/C# RabbitMQ client library, WCF binding, and example programs. Please see the build page for instructions on compiling from source-code.

For information on how to work with the RabbitMQ GitHub repositories, please see this page.

SnapshotRepository checkout commandRepository overview
rabbitmq-dotnet-clientgit clone https://github.com/rabbitmq/rabbitmq-dotnet-client.gitBrowse source

Strong naming

The client assembly is strong named. The public key token is 89e7d7c5feba84ce and the public part of the signing key is



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