.NET/C# RabbitMQ client library

The RabbitMQ .NET client is an implementation of an AMQP 0-9-1 client library for C# (and, implicitly, other .NET languages).

4.x and 5.x release series of this library require .NET 4.5.1+ or .NET Standard 1.5+ implementation (e.g. .NET Core 2.x).

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

Recent versions of the library are exclusively distributed via NuGet.

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 most recent release of the RabbitMQ .NET client library is 5.1.0 (on NuGet). Release notes can be found on the GitHub releases page.

Binary Downloads and Documentation

The library

Modern versions of this library (e.g. 4.x and 5.x) are distributed as a NuGet package. 3.6.x releases are also available as binary builds.

4.x and later series NuGet package for .NET Core and .NET 4.5.1 RabbitMQ.Client NuGet package
Legacy 3.x series binary builds 3.x builds

The documentation

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

Change Log

4.x release notes are published to GitHub. 3.6.x releases are published in lock step with RabbitMQ server, so see server release notes.

GitHub repository

The .NET RabbitMQ client library is developed on GitHub. 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 source

Strong naming

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


Building from Source

In order to compile or run the RabbitMQ .NET/C# client library, you will need an appropriate .NET SDK available and follow the build instructions.

Getting Help and Providing Feedback

If you have questions about the contents of this guide or any other topic related to RabbitMQ, don't hesitate to ask them on the RabbitMQ mailing list.

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