Azure SDK for .NET
To get started with a library, see the README.md file located in the library's project folder. You can find these library folders grouped by service in the /sdk directory.
For tutorials, samples, quick starts, and other documentation, go to Azure for .NET Developers.
Each service might have a number of libraries available from each of the following categories:
- Client - New Releases
- Client - Previous Versions
- Management - New Releases
- Management - Previous Versions
Client: New Releases
New wave of packages that we are announcing as GA and several that are currently releasing in preview. These libraries follow the Azure SDK Design Guidelines for .NET and share a number of core features such as HTTP retries, logging, transport protocols, authentication protocols, etc., so that once you learn how to use these features in one client library, you will know how to use them in other client libraries. You can learn about these shared features at Azure.Core.
These new client libraries can be identified by the naming used for their folder, package, and namespace. Each will start with
Azure, followed by the service category, and then the name of the service. For example
For a complete list of available packages, please see the latest available packages page.
NOTE: If you need to ensure your code is ready for production we strongly recommend using one of the stable, non-preview libraries.
Client: Previous Versions
Last stable versions of packages that are production-ready. These libraries provide similar functionalities to the preview packages, as they allow you to use and consume existing resources and interact with them, for example: upload a storage blob. Stable library directories typically contain 'Microsoft.Azure' in their names, e.g. 'Microsoft.Azure.KeyVault'. They might not implement the guidelines or have the same feature set as the November releases. They do however offer wider coverage of services.
Management: New Releases
A new set of management libraries that follow the Azure SDK Design Guidelines for .NET and based on Azure.Core libraries are now in Public Preview. These new libraries provide a number of core capabilities that are shared amongst all Azure SDKs, including the intuitive Azure Identity library, an HTTP Pipeline with custom policies, error-handling, distributed tracing, and much more. You can find the list of new packages on this page.
To get started with these new libraries, please see the quickstart guide here. These new libraries can be identified by namespaces that start with
NOTE: If you need to ensure your code is ready for production use one of the stable, non-preview libraries.
Management: Previous Versions
For a complete list of management libraries which enable you to provision and manage Azure resources, please check here. They might not have the same feature set as the new releases but they do offer wider coverage of services. Previous versions of management libraries can be identified by namespaces that start with
Documentation and code samples for these libraries can be found here.
- For reference documentation visit the Azure SDK for .NET API Reference.
- For tutorials, samples, quick starts, and other documentation, go to Azure for .NET Developers.
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Security issues and bugs should be reported privately, via email, to the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) firstname.lastname@example.org. You should receive a response within 24 hours. If for some reason you do not, please follow up via email to ensure we received your original message. Further information, including the MSRC PGP key, can be found in the Security TechCenter.
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