GraphQL.Relay 0.8.0

.NET Standard 2.0
Install-Package GraphQL.Relay -Version 0.8.0
dotnet add package GraphQL.Relay --version 0.8.0
<PackageReference Include="GraphQL.Relay" Version="0.8.0" />
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paket add GraphQL.Relay --version 0.8.0
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#r "nuget: GraphQL.Relay, 0.8.0"
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// Install GraphQL.Relay as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=GraphQL.Relay&version=0.8.0

// Install GraphQL.Relay as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=GraphQL.Relay&version=0.8.0
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A collection of classes, tools, and utilities for creating Relay.js compatible GraphQL servers in dotnet.

Provides the following packages:

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GraphQL.Relay Nuget Nuget



Add the Nuget package:

$> dotnet add package GraphQL.Relay

Ensure your resolver for GraphQL can resolve:

  • ConnectionType<>
  • EdgeType<>
  • NodeInterface
  • PageInfoType

If you're using the resolver from MVC (IServiceProvider), that might look like this:



Included are a few GraphQL types and helpers for creating Connections, Mutations, and Nodes


A top level Schema query type, which defines the required node root query;

public class StarWarsQuery : QueryGraphType
  public StarWarsQuery() {
      resolve: context => new Droid { DroidId = "1", Name = "R2-D2" }

public class StarWarsSchema : Schema
  public StarWarsSchema() {
    Query = new StarWarsQuery();
NodeGraphType<TSource, TOut>, NodeGraphType<TSource>, NodeGraphType

NodeTypes, are ObjectGraphTypes that implement the NodeInterface and provide a GetById method, which allows Relay (via the node() Query) to refetch nodes when it needs to.

Nodes, also provide a convenient Id() method for defining global id fields, derived from the type Name and Id. If your underlying type has a name conflict on the field id, the "local" Id will be prefixed with the type name, e.g. Droid.Id -> droidId

public class Droid
  public string DroidId { get; set; }
  public string Name { get; set; }

public class DroidType : NodeGraphType<Droid>
  public DroidType()
    Name = "Droid";

    Id(d => d.DroidId); // adds an id Field as well as the `Droid` id field

    Field<StringGraphType>("name", "The name of the droid.");

  public override Droid GetById(string droidId) {
    return StarWarsData.GetDroidByIdAsync(droidId);

Relay mutations specify a few constraints on top of the general GraphQL mutations. To accommodate this, there are mutation specific GraphTypes provided.


The top level mutation type attached to the GraphQL Schema

public class StarWarsMutation : MutationGraphType
  public StarWarsMutation() {

    Mutation<CreateDroidInput, CreateDroidPayload>("createDroid");
    Mutation<DeleteDroidInput, DeleteDroidPayload>("deleteDroid");

public class StarWarsSchema : Schema
  public StarWarsSchema() {
    Query = new StarWarsQuery();
    Mutation = new StarWarsMutation();

An simple base class that defines a clientMutationId field. functionally identical to InputObjectGraphType otherwise

MutationPayloadGraphType<TSource, TOut>, MutationPayloadGraphType<TSource>, MutationPayloadGraphType

The output ObjectGraphType containing the mutation payload, functionally similar to an ObjectGraphType with the addition of requiring a MutateAndGetPayload() method used to resolve the payload from the inputs.

public class CreateDroidPayload : MutationPayloadGraphType<DroidPayload, Task<DroidPayload>>
  public CreateDroidPayload()
    Name = "CreateDroidPayload";

      name: "droid",
      type: typeof(Droid));

  public override async Task<DroidPayload> MutateAndGetPayload(MutationInputs inputs)
    string name = inputs.Get<string>("name");

    Droid newDroid = await StarWarsData.CreateDroidAsync(name)

    return new DroidPayload {
      Droid = newDroid


Luckily GraphQL-dotnet already provides helpful utilities for creating connection fields, on GraphTypes. In addition included here are a few more helpful methods for creating relay compatible Connections from IEnumerables.

Connection.ToConnection(IEnumerable items, ResolveConnectionContext context)

Creates a connection from an existing list of objects.

public class Droid
  public string DroidId { get; set; }
  public string Name { get; set; }
  public IEnumerable<Droid> Friends { get; set; }

public class DroidType : ObjectGraphType<Droid>
  public DroidType()
    Name = "Droid";

    Field<StringGraphType>("name", "The name of the droid.");

      .Resolve(context =>
        ConnectionUtils.ToConnection(c.Source.Friends, context));
ConnectionUtils.ToConnection(IEnumerable items, ResolveConnectionContext context, int sliceStartIndex, int totalCount)

Similar to the above, but creates a connection with the correct cursors, when you only have a slice of the entire set of items. Windowing the items based on the arguments.

ConnectionUtils.CursorToOffset(string cursor)

Convert a connection item cursor to the int index of the item in the set.

ConnectionUtils.OffsetToCursor(int offset)

Convert an index offset to a connection cursor.

Product Versions
.NET net5.0 net5.0-windows net6.0 net6.0-android net6.0-ios net6.0-maccatalyst net6.0-macos net6.0-tvos net6.0-windows
.NET Core netcoreapp2.0 netcoreapp2.1 netcoreapp2.2 netcoreapp3.0 netcoreapp3.1
.NET Standard netstandard2.0 netstandard2.1
.NET Framework net461 net462 net463 net47 net471 net472 net48
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MonoMac monomac
MonoTouch monotouch
Tizen tizen40 tizen60
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Xamarin.TVOS xamarintvos
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Version Downloads Last updated
0.8.0 529 7/1/2022
0.7.0 144 6/27/2022
0.6.2 63,485 7/20/2021
0.5.0 253,801 11/13/2017
0.5.0-alpha.0 622 4/15/2018
0.4.1 2,986 1/10/2017
0.4.0 774 1/9/2017
0.3.0 737 1/9/2017
0.2.0 824 1/2/2017
0.1.0-beta4 702 12/20/2016
0.1.0-beta3 707 12/12/2016
0.1.0-beta2 683 12/12/2016
0.1.0-beta1 700 11/25/2016