dotnet add package Google.ProtocolBuffers --version                
NuGet\Install-Package Google.ProtocolBuffers -Version                
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="Google.ProtocolBuffers" Version="" />                
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Google.ProtocolBuffers --version                
#r "nuget: Google.ProtocolBuffers,"                
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install Google.ProtocolBuffers as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Google.ProtocolBuffers&version=

// Install Google.ProtocolBuffers as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Google.ProtocolBuffers&version=                

Protocol Buffers is a binary serialization format and technology, released to the open source community by Google in 2008.  
Its primary use is to produce small fast binary representations of a 'message' or object for serialization or transportation.
There are various implementations of Protocol Buffers in .NET. This project is a fairly close port of the Google Java implementation.

There are two main parts:

tools/protoc.exe, which takes the textual representation of the protocol buffer and turns it into a binary representation for use with ProtoGen.exe.
tools/ProtoGen.exe, which takes binary representations of protocol buffer descriptors (as generated by the "stock" protoc binary supplied by Google) and creates C# source code. This is only required at build time.

lib/*/Google.ProtocolBuffers.dll, which is a supporting library. This is required at execution time.
lib/*/Google.ProtocolBuffers.Serialization.dll, a supplementary library that provides extensions for reading and writing protocol buffers to xml, json, and others.


Project Home    -
Online Help     -
Developer Guide -
Language Guide  -

Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET Framework net20 is compatible.  net35 is compatible.  net40 is compatible.  net403 was computed.  net45 was computed.  net451 was computed.  net452 was computed.  net46 was computed.  net461 was computed.  net462 was computed.  net463 was computed.  net47 was computed.  net471 was computed.  net472 was computed.  net48 was computed.  net481 was computed. 
Silverlight sl2 is compatible.  sl3 is compatible.  sl4 is compatible.  sl5 was computed. 
Compatible target framework(s)
Included target framework(s) (in package)
Learn more about Target Frameworks and .NET Standard.

This package has no dependencies.

NuGet packages (28)

Showing the top 5 NuGet packages that depend on Google.ProtocolBuffers:

Package Downloads

Trading Technologies TT.NET SDK TT.NET SDK includes an Application Programming Interface (API) for the TT platform that provides developers the ability to create applications that communicate with the TT platform . Specifically, applications can subscribe for prices, route orders, and receive fills. TT.NET SDK is based on Microsoft .NET technology. And it's interface was designed to duplicate the interface of the X_TRADER platform's TT API to minimize migration efforts. TT.NET SDK also provides: - Improved performance and scalability - Integration with Microsoft Visual Studio, including Intellisense and built-in documentation - Support for multi-threaded application development It also provides a single, normalized interface for interacting with all exchanges supported by Trading Technologies.


Software development kit for writing Seeq C# connectors


Agent for running Seeq C# connectors


ProtocolBuffers Proto2 codec for DotNetty


A lightweight network library. (personal libs)

GitHub repositories (5)

Showing the top 5 popular GitHub repositories that depend on Google.ProtocolBuffers:

Repository Stars
DotNetty project – a port of netty, event-driven asynchronous network application framework
A flexible web framework supports .Net Framework and .Net Core
Ceres - an MCTS chess engine for research and recreation
Event sourcing example build on Akka.NET with persistence plugin
Version Downloads Last updated 1,183,367 2/22/2015 163,649 5/7/2013 10,911 10/15/2011 95,248 10/1/2011