# Hazelcast C# Client
C# client is implemented using the Hazelcast Open Binary Client Protocol
The docs for the C# client can be reached at http://docs.hazelcast.org/docs/latest/manual/html-single/index.html#net-client
## How to build
Hazelcast C# Client is developed using VS2013 Community Edition, which can be downloaded for free from Microsoft.
Strong name generation
Hazelcast assemblies are signed using a strong name key. To be able to build the project, you will need to create your own strong name key.
This can be done using the sn.exe tools which ships with .NET framework.
sn -k hazelcast.snk
Furthermore, you will need to update
Hazelcast.Net/Properties/AssemblyInfo.cs with the new public key.
[assembly: System.Runtime.CompilerServices.InternalsVisibleTo(@"Hazelcast.Test, PublicKey=00240000049e....b3")]
To get the new public key, use the following commands:
sn -p hazelcast.snk hazelcast.key sn -tp hazelcast.key
How to run tests
All the tests use NUnit, and require a hazelcast.jar and JVM to run the hazelcast instance. The script
build.bat will attempt to download hazelcast.jar for the latest snapshot from Maven Central and will run the tests using the downloaded jar.
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Hazelcast is available under the Apache 2 License. Please see the Licensing appendix for more information.
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