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Azure Service Bus .NET Standard client is generally available. With it comes support for .NET Core and the .NET framework. And as mentioned in an earlier post it also supports Mono/Xamarin for cross-platform application development. This is only the start of greater things to come.

Here is a full list of the supported platforms. Ours will be .NET Standard version 1.3.

Service Bus .NET Samples

We have queue, topic, and session samples to get you going and we'll be adding more samples over time.

For now try out a sample or two from this list:


We also have plugins you can use with this new client such as the Message ID plugin shown below. and we have one plugin contribution from the community!

Message ID plugin for Azure Service Bus

The Message ID plugin for Azure Service Bus allows for the message ID on outgoing messages to be set using custom logic. This is very useful for having more control over de-duplication where you want to make sure you remove duplicate messages being sent to your queue or topic by setting a value of the Message ID property that makes the most sense for your particular scenario.

How to use

In order to use this plugin you will need to setup the following:

  1. An Azure subscription
  2. A Service Bus namespace

Below is a simple example of how to use the plugin.

var messageIdPlugin = new MessageIdPlugin((msg) => Guid.NewGuid().ToString("N"));

var queueClient = new QueueClient("{ServiceBusConnectionString}", "{ServiceBusEntityName}");

var message = new Message(Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes("Message with GUID message ID"));

await queueClient.SendAsync(message).ConfigureAwait(false);

// message.MessageId will be assigned a GUID in a 32 digit format w/o hyphens or braces

Open Source

This .NET Standard client is open source and if you want to contribute you can! You can submit a code fix for a bug, submit a new feature request and provide other feedback in our GitHub repo.

Thank you to our community members who helped us to get here!

You can find the NuGet package here and documentation here.

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