.NET/C# AMQP client library and WCF binding

The RabbitMQ .NET client is an implementation of an AMQP client library for C# (and, implicitly, other .NET languages), and a binding exposing AMQP services via Microsoft's Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). Please see the specification page for more information on AMQP interoperation and standards-conformance.

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# AMQP 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.

Version

The current release of the RabbitMQ .NET/C# AMQP library is 3.4.0. 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

Library and documentation installer

DescriptionDownload
Binary, compiled for .NET 3.5 (Windows installer) - includes documentation and example code rabbitmq-dotnet-client-3.4.0.msi

The library

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

DescriptionDownload
Binary, compiled for .NET 3.5 and newer (zip) - includes example code, the WCF binding and WCF examples rabbitmq-dotnet-client-3.4.0-dotnet-3.5.zip
Source code and tools (zip) rabbitmq-dotnet-client-3.4.0.zip

The documentation

This directory contains all the available documentation. You can also browse an online-browsable copy of the generated HTML API guide documentation.

DescriptionDownload
The User Guide (pdf) rabbitmq-dotnet-client-3.4.0-user-guide.pdf
A description of the WCF binding and Service Model (pdf) rabbitmq-dotnet-client-3.4.0-wcf-service-model.pdf

The .NET RabbitMQ client library API Guide, generated from the source code using NDocProc, is also available:

DescriptionDownload
API Guide PDF rabbitmq-dotnet-client-3.4.0-api-guide.pdf
A downloadable ZIP of the generated HTML documentation (also available in online-browsable form) rabbitmq-dotnet-client-3.4.0-client-htmldoc.zip

Mercurial 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 mercurial repositories, please see this page.

SnapshotRepository checkout commandRepository overview
rabbitmq-dotnet-clienthg clone http://hg.rabbitmq.com/rabbitmq-dotnet-client/Browse source

Strong naming

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

00240000048000009400000006020000002400005253413100040000010001008d20ec856aeeb8
c3153a77faa2d80e6e43b5db93224a20cc7ae384f65f142e89730e2ff0fcc5d578bbe96fa98a71
96c77329efdee4579b3814c0789e5a39b51df6edd75b602a33ceabdfcf19a3feb832f31d825416
8cd7ba5700dfbca301fbf8db614ba41ba18474de0a5f4c2d51c995bc3636c641c8cbe76f45717b
fcb943b5.

Support

For help compiling or installing RabbitMQ, or for general queries, please contact us.