Extension functions for BookSleeve that provide simple object storage.
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BookStack is a small set of functions that extend the power of BookSleeve with the object serialisation capabilities of ServiceStack.Text.

ServiceStack does actually contain a very nice library for accessing redis via a typed client but if you have an existing project that uses BookSleeve or wish to leverage its async and thread-safe API then BookStack can be used to provide simple typed access.

How it works

When storing objects, BookStack follows a very similar process to ServiceStack.Redis (although there are slight differences so they are not compatible with each other).

  • Incremental IDs are stored at "id:typename".
  • Lists of entity IDs are stored in sets at "ids:typename".
  • The serialised entities themselves are stored at "urn:typename:id".

All typenames are converted to lower-case.


Available through nuget.

You can either reference the tiny library or include the single source file within your solution. In either case the extension functions become available via the standard RedisConnection.


The examples assume an existing RedisConnection instance named "redis" and the entity model defined below.

The example entity model

class Entity
	public long Id		{ get; set; }
	public string Name	{ get; set; }

Generate an ID

var entity = new Entity { Id = redis.NextId<Entity>(0) };

Store an entity

var entity = new Entity { Id = redis.NextId<Entity>(0), Name = "BookStack" };

redis.Store(0, entity);

Retrieve an entity

var entity = redis.Wait(redis.Get<Entity>(0, id));
// or if using C# 5.0
var entity = await redis.Get<Entity>(0, id);

Get all entities of a given type

var entities = redis.Wait(redis.GetAll<Entity>(0));

Delete an entity

redis.Delete<Entity>(0, id);