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About Nuxeo .NET Client

Build Status

The Nuxeo .NET Client is a cross-platform client library developed in C# for the Nuxeo Automation and REST API.

Nuxeo .NET Client targets two platforms: net45 and dotnetcoreapp1.0. This allows it to be used to develop apps for not only Windows but also Linux and Mac OS.


If you are developing for net45, build the NuxeoClient_net45 solution on Visual Studio 2015 (or above).

If you are developing for dotnetcoreapp1.0, run:

cd src/NuxeoClient
dotnet restore
dotnet build


In order to build Nuxeo .NET Client, you must have installed the latest LTS of .NET Core 1.0.1 SDK (version 1.0.0-preview2-003133), or .NET 4.5 on a Windows setup.

Developing for net45

Developing for netcore1.0

  1. Install .NET Core:

  2. Add the following feeds to NuGet config file:

    If you do not yet have a config file, create it on:

    • For Mac OS & Linux: ~/.config/NuGet/NuGet.config

    • For Windows: %AppData%/NuGet/NuGet.Config

    And paste the following contents:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <add key="AspNetVNext" value="" />
    <add key="NuGet" value="" />

On Visual Studio 2015

If you are using Visual Studio 2015 on Windows, you will need to install Visual Studio Update 3 and .NET Core 1.0.1 tools for Visual Studio Preview 2. Instructions here.

Running the TCK

This project includes a Test Compatibility Kit (TCK) covering several tests on the client. In order for the tests to run, there must be an instance of the Nuxeo Server running, with nuxeo-automation-test and nuxeo-jsf-ui installed.

Before building and running the tests, the server's IP address should be updated in the test/TCK/Config.cs file.

On Windows

  1. Build the version of the TCK you want to test, by either running tools\BuildNetCore.ps1 or tools\BuildNet45.ps1.

  2. Run the TCK with tools\TestNetCore.ps1 or tools\TestNet45.ps1

On Mac OS or Linux

On the solution folder, run:

  1. dotnet restore to download all dependencies

  2. cd test/TCK to move to the TCK folder

  3. dotnet test to run all tests


Build Status



1. Include NuxeoClient in your project

On Visual Studio, run on the Package Manager Console: PM> Install-Package NuxeoClient -Pre

If you are developing for netcoreapp1.0, include NuxeoClient in your project.json file:

  "dependencies": {
      "NuxeoClient": "1.0.0-*"

... and run dotnet restore.

2. Reference it in the code

Reference NuxeoClient and NuxeoClient.Wrappers namespaces:

using NuxeoClient;
using NuxeoClient.Wrappers;

3. Now let's create an instance of NuxeoClient and use it!

Create a new instance of NuxeoClient:

Client client = new Client(); // assuming server running on localhost:8080

Create a folder named "Test Folder 1" on the root:

      .SetParameter("type", "Folder")
      .SetParameter("name", "TestFolder1")
      .SetParameter("properties", new ParamProperties { { "dc:title", "Test Folder 1" } })

Please check the tests on test/TCK for more usage examples and the tutorial and the end of this document.

A demo app making use of this client is also available here.


Let's make a quick console app using .NET Core, which creates a folder on the server's root and a child document. This quit tutorial assumes that you have an instance of Nuxeo Server running on your local machine.

  • Create a new directory for your project named TestNuxeoApp and cd there

  • Create a new project.json with dependencies to "System.Console" and "NuxeoClient". It should look something like this:

  "version": "1.0.0",
  "description": "Nuxeo Test App",
  "authors": [ "John Doe" ],
  "buildOptions": {
    "emitEntryPoint": true
  "frameworks": {
    "netcoreapp1.0": {
      "dependencies": {
        "System.Console": "4.0.0",
        "NuxeoClient": "1.0.0-beta-13281"
  "dependencies": {
    "Microsoft.NETCore.App": {
      "type": "platform",
      "version": "1.0.1"
  • Inside the project directory, create a new file named Program.cs. Make it create a new Nuxeo Client, create a folder in the server's root directory named "My Folder", and then a file inside My Folder named "My File". It should look something like this:
using System;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using NuxeoClient;
using NuxeoClient.Wrappers;

namespace TestNuxeoApp
	public class Program
		public static void Main(string[] args)
			// create a new Nuxeo Client, which is a disposable objects
			using(var client = new Client())
				// let's create an async job that doesn't block
				Task.Run(async () => {
					// perform an async request to create a folder on the root with the title "My Folder"
					Document folder = (Document)await client.Operation("Document.Create")
															.SetParameter("type", "Folder")
															.SetParameter("name", "MyFolder")
															.SetParameter("properties", new ParamProperties { { "dc:title", "My Folder" } })

					// print the returned folder object if it is not null			
					Console.WriteLine(folder == null ? "Failed to create folder." : "Created " + folder.Path);

					// perform an async request to create a child file named "My File"						
					Document file = (Document)await folder.Post(new Document {
						Type = "File",
						Name = "MyFile",
						Properties = new Properties { { "dc:title", "My File" } }

					// print the returned file object if it is not null					   
					Console.WriteLine(file == null ? "Failed to create file." : "Created " + file.Path);
				}).Wait(); // let's wait for the task to complete
  • Restore dependencies by running dotnet restore

  • Run the app by running dotnet run

  • Check the server and verify that the documents were created



Reporting issues


GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) v2.1

About Nuxeo

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