MassTransit.RabbitMq.Extensions.Hosting 1.0.0

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NuGet\Install-Package MassTransit.RabbitMq.Extensions.Hosting -Version 1.0.0
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dotnet add package MassTransit.RabbitMq.Extensions.Hosting --version 1.0.0
<PackageReference Include="MassTransit.RabbitMq.Extensions.Hosting" Version="1.0.0" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add MassTransit.RabbitMq.Extensions.Hosting --version 1.0.0
#r "nuget: MassTransit.RabbitMq.Extensions.Hosting, 1.0.0"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive, C# scripting and .NET Interactive. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install MassTransit.RabbitMq.Extensions.Hosting as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=MassTransit.RabbitMq.Extensions.Hosting&version=1.0.0

// Install MassTransit.RabbitMq.Extensions.Hosting as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=MassTransit.RabbitMq.Extensions.Hosting&version=1.0.0



MassTransit configuration extensions for Microsoft.Extensions.DependencyInjection using Microsoft.Extensions.Hosting.IHostedService and RabbitMQ.

Some conventions assumed in this package:

  • Queue naming via application name.
  • Exchange routing via remote microservice name.
  • Simplified concept of commands by whether they expect a response or are fire-and-forget.
  • Standard fault queues for catching/auditing failed fire-and-forget commands.
  • Standard error queues for auditing/debugging hard failed request-response commands.

Some features over just consuming the MassTransit NuGet package directly:

  • Provides a standard configuration mechanism based on Microsoft.Extensions.DependencyInjection. There is official support for this but it is very poor - it literally only supports consumer injection and no way of assigning consumers to distinct receive endpoints.
  • Provides an Microsoft.Extensions.Hosting.IHostedService that manages the massTransit bus lifetime as part of ASP.Net Core or the new hosted service provider.
  • Supports starting the application without RabbitMQ being present: the first time the bus is used, the request thread will block until RabbitMQ is available.
  • Setup via connection string with amqp scheme.
  • Endpoint configuration at DI setup time: means we're not passing around connection strings everywhere.


The package is available on NuGet.

dotnet add package MassTransit.RabbitMq.Extensions.Hosting


To use in Startup.cs in ASP.Net Core or IHostBuilder.ConfigureServices in a hosted service application:

public IServiceProvider ConfigureServices(IServiceCollection services)
    // You need a RabbitMQ connection string with a amqp scheme for this to work.
    var massTransitOptions = _configuration.GetMassTransitOptionsConnectionString();

    // The application name will be prefixed to all consumer queues.
    // It must be shared with clients wishing to send a command.
    services.AddMassTransitRabbitMqHostedService("some_application_name", massTransitOptions)
            // Consuming by convention (a queue named some_application_name_some_command) with a single immediate retry.
            .ConsumeByConvention<CommandConsumer, ISomeCommand>(r => r.Immediate(1))
            // Setting up an endpoint by convention that supports the request-response pattern.
            // The convention based endpoint will send commands to some_remote_application_some_other_command.
            // The remote application should have a consumer setup with this interface by convention.
            .WithRequestResponseSendEndpointByConvention<ISomeOtherCommand, IResponse>("some_remote_application")
            // Setting up an endpoint by convention that supports the fire-and-forget pattern.
            // The convention is identical to the request-response endpoint above.

Registered consumers should inherit IConsumer<TMessage> for example:

public class CommandConsumer : IConsumer<ICommand>
    public async Task Consume(ConsumeContext<ICommand> context)
        // Do some stuff

        // ...
        var _someResult = ...

        // Respond to client, preserving correlation ID.
        await context.RespondAsync<IResponse>(new {Result = _someResult, context.Message.CorrelationId });

Clients should inject IConfiguredSendEndpointProvider and call GetRequestClient<TRequest, TResponse>() for request-response or GetSendEndpoint<ICommand>() for fire-and-forget e.g..

public class SomeClient
    private readonly IConfiguredSendEndpointProvider _configuredSendEndpointProvider;

    public SomeClient(IConfiguredSendEndpointProvider configuredSendEndpointProvider)
        _configuredSendEndpointProvider = configuredSendEndpointProvider;

    public async Task<IResponse> SendSomeCommand(ISomeCommand command, CancellationToken cancellationToken = default)
        var requestClient = _configuredSendEndpointProvider.GetRequestClient<ISomeCommand, IResponse>();
        return await requestClient.Request(command, cancellationToken);


See example/Example.Client for an example client (of a specific command), server (of that specific command) and auditing microservices.

Run Run-Example.ps1 to see it working at scale in docker-compose. Whilst the example is running you can browse to localhost:15672 to see the RabbitMQ management console i.e. to see the message flow in real-time.


  1. Client sends a command to server command queue.
  2. Server consumes the command:
  3. Server will randomly fail to consume a command. When this happens:
    • The command is retried exactly once. If it succeeds this time then the normal success procedure is followed.
    • The retry fails so the server responds with an exception to the client.
    • MassTransit moves failed messages to a special _error queue: the audit service consumes these messages and logs them.
  4. When the command is successfully consumed.
    • Server responds to client with a success message.
    • Server publishes an event for the command it processed.
    • Audit system and client log the event.
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