FarNet.template 3.0.0

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This package contains a .NET Template Package you can call from the shell/command line.


FarNet module and script template for C# and F# projects

With .NET SDK v6 installed with Visual Studio or manually, the easiest way to create module and script projects for FarNet is using FarNet.template from the NuGet gallery.

Projects created from the template can be used for development and debugging in Visual Studio and VSCode.

To install the FarNet template from the NuGet gallery, run:

dotnet new -i FarNet.template

Take a look at all templates:

dotnet new -l

The list should contain "FarNet module" and "FarNet script":

Template Name  Short Name     Language  Tags
-------------  -------------  --------  -------------
FarNet module  farnet-module  [C#],F#   FarNet/Module
FarNet script  farnet-script  [C#],F#   FarNet/Script

To create a C# (default) or F# module or script project, create a new folder with the new module or script name, change to it, and invoke one of these:

dotnet new farnet-module
dotnet new farnet-script
dotnet new farnet-module -lang F#
dotnet new farnet-script -lang F#

To uninstall the template, run:

dotnet new -u FarNet.template

Created FarNet project

Before opening created projects in Visual Studio or VSCode ensure you have the environment variable FARHOME set to the Far Manager home. If it is missing then the development location C:\Bin\Far\x64 is used, see the project file and change if needed.

If you build or start Visual Studio or VSCode from Far Manager then the FARHOME variable exists and set to this Far Manager directory.

Visual Studio

The project is ready to use in Visual Studio.



Project details

All projects include:

  • .vscode
    • launch.json - VSCode debug settings
    • tasks.json - VSCode build task
  • Properties
    • launchSettings.json - Visual Studio debug settings
  • README.md - documentation file
  • PROJECT_NAME.csproj/fsproj - project file

Module projects include:

  • Host.cs/fs - optional module host and its instance
  • Tool1.cs/fs - plugin menu item "Hello from PROJECT_NAME"
  • Command1.cs/fs - command invoked using "PROJECT_NAME:" prefix

Script projects include:

  • Demo.cs/fs - method invoked by fn: script=PROJECT_NAME; method=PROJECT_NAME.Demo.Message

All projects reference FarNet.dll.

F# projects reference FSharp.Core.dll and optional FarNet.FSharp.dll. They are installed together with the module FarNet.FSharpFar (really must have if you develop in F# for Far Manager).


This command is used to build projects:

dotnet build

Alternatively, you may build from Visual Studio or VSCode.

When you build a module project then the post build step publishes files to the FarNet module directory. Ensure Far Manager is not running to avoid files in use.

When you build a script project the output is sent to the FarNet script folder. If you test simple methods with unload=true then you do not have to restart.


Press [F5] to starts debugging in Visual Studio or VSCode. Debug modes:

  • Start Far (Visual Studio, VSCode default mode)
    • The build step is called at first and then debugging starts.Far.exe should be in the path or you should adjust settings.
  • Attach single Far (select in VSCode)
    • Attach to the already running single Far.exe.
  • Attach selected Far (select in VSCode)
    • Choose one of the several running Far.exe.

This package has no dependencies.

NuGet packages

This package is not used by any NuGet packages.

GitHub repositories

This package is not used by any popular GitHub repositories.

Version Downloads Last updated
5.0.0 3,174 11/19/2023
4.0.3 378 4/8/2023
4.0.2 453 1/2/2023
4.0.1 337 11/19/2022
4.0.0 296 11/19/2022
3.0.2 440 10/18/2022
3.0.1 429 10/13/2022
3.0.0 400 10/8/2022
2.2.0 478 8/25/2022
2.0.1 446 7/31/2022
2.0.0 427 7/19/2022
1.3.0 460 6/11/2022
1.2.1 406 6/10/2022
1.2.0 409 6/10/2022
1.1.0 413 6/3/2022
1.0.3 462 2/12/2022
1.0.2 2,442 12/26/2020
1.0.1 541 12/19/2019
1.0.0 552 12/15/2019
0.0.4 1,320 9/3/2018
0.0.2 1,176 3/23/2018
0.0.1 942 3/19/2018

Support FarNet modules (farnet-module) and scripts (farnet-script).