McSherry.SemanticVersioning 1.4.1

dotnet add package McSherry.SemanticVersioning --version 1.4.1
NuGet\Install-Package McSherry.SemanticVersioning -Version 1.4.1
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="McSherry.SemanticVersioning" Version="1.4.1" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add McSherry.SemanticVersioning --version 1.4.1
#r "nuget: McSherry.SemanticVersioning, 1.4.1"
#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 McSherry.SemanticVersioning as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=McSherry.SemanticVersioning&version=1.4.1

// Install McSherry.SemanticVersioning as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=McSherry.SemanticVersioning&version=1.4.1

Semantic Versioning for .NET Build Status

McSherry.SemanticVersioning is a comprehensive library for working with Semantic Versions. It takes care of parsing, comparing, formatting, and filtering and is intended as an easy-to-use, plug-and-play component of self-updating software, package managers, and any other software that needs to work with semantic versions.


  • Full support for Semantic Versioning (2.0.0) and Monotonic Versioning (1.2)
  • Practically full support* for node-semver version ranges (up to v6.0.0)
  • Provides parsing, comparison, and formatting
  • Flexible and configurable parsing to suit nearly any application
  • Targets .NET 5, .NET Core 1.0/2.1/3.1, .NET Standard 1.0, and .NET Framework 4.5/4.6
  • Common Language Specification (CLS) compliant

Getting Started

Installation is simple, as the library is available via NuGet. To install, use the following from the NuGet Package Manager Console:

Install-Package McSherry.SemanticVersioning

Once installed, just import the McSherry.SemanticVersioning namespace and you're all set. Here's a small example to get you started:

Basic comparison
// The version we'll be comparing against.
var comparand = (SemanticVersion)"1.7.0";

while (true)
    Console.Write("Enter a version number: ");
    var versionStr = Console.ReadLine();
    SemanticVersion userVersion;
    if (!SemanticVersion.TryParse(versionStr, out userVersion))
        Console.WriteLine("Uh oh! That's not a valid version!");
    else if (userVersion > comparand)
        Console.WriteLine($"Higher precedence than {comparand}!");
    else if (userVersion < comparand)
        Console.WriteLine($"Lower precedence than {comparand}!");
        Console.WriteLine($"Equal precedence to {comparand}!");
Version range comparison
using McSherry.SemanticVersioning.Ranges;

// The range of versions we want to accept.
var range = new VersionRange("1.7.x || 1.8.x");

while (true)
    Console.Write("Enter a version number: ");
    var versionStr = Console.ReadLine();
    if (!SemanticVersion.TryParse(versionStr, out var result))
        Console.WriteLine("That's not a valid version!");
        Console.WriteLine($"Acceptable? {range.SatisfiedBy(result)}.");


Contributions are welcome, especially to documentation (both code comments and the markdown documentation).

Licence Information

The project is licensed under the MIT licence.

Copyright © 2015-21 Liam McSherry.

Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET net5.0 is compatible.  net5.0-windows was computed.  net6.0 was computed.  net6.0-android was computed.  net6.0-ios was computed.  net6.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net6.0-macos was computed.  net6.0-tvos was computed.  net6.0-windows was computed.  net7.0 was computed.  net7.0-android was computed.  net7.0-ios was computed.  net7.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net7.0-macos was computed.  net7.0-tvos was computed.  net7.0-windows was computed.  net8.0 was computed.  net8.0-android was computed.  net8.0-browser was computed.  net8.0-ios was computed.  net8.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net8.0-macos was computed.  net8.0-tvos was computed.  net8.0-windows was computed. 
.NET Core netcoreapp1.0 is compatible.  netcoreapp1.1 was computed.  netcoreapp2.0 was computed.  netcoreapp2.1 is compatible.  netcoreapp2.2 was computed.  netcoreapp3.0 was computed.  netcoreapp3.1 is compatible. 
.NET Standard netstandard1.0 is compatible.  netstandard1.1 was computed.  netstandard1.2 was computed.  netstandard1.3 was computed.  netstandard1.4 was computed.  netstandard1.5 was computed.  netstandard1.6 was computed.  netstandard2.0 was computed.  netstandard2.1 was computed. 
.NET Framework net45 is compatible.  net451 was computed.  net452 was computed.  net46 is compatible.  net461 was computed.  net462 was computed.  net463 was computed.  net47 was computed.  net471 was computed.  net472 was computed.  net48 was computed.  net481 was computed. 
MonoAndroid monoandroid was computed. 
MonoMac monomac was computed. 
MonoTouch monotouch was computed. 
Tizen tizen30 was computed.  tizen40 was computed.  tizen60 was computed. 
Universal Windows Platform uap was computed.  uap10.0 was computed. 
Windows Phone wp8 was computed.  wp81 was computed.  wpa81 was computed. 
Windows Store netcore was computed.  netcore45 was computed.  netcore451 was computed. 
Xamarin.iOS xamarinios was computed. 
Xamarin.Mac xamarinmac was computed. 
Xamarin.TVOS xamarintvos was computed. 
Xamarin.WatchOS xamarinwatchos was computed. 
Compatible target framework(s)
Included target framework(s) (in package)
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  • .NETCoreApp 1.0

  • .NETCoreApp 2.1

    • No dependencies.
  • .NETCoreApp 3.1

    • No dependencies.
  • .NETFramework 4.5

    • No dependencies.
  • .NETFramework 4.6

    • No dependencies.
  • .NETStandard 1.0

  • net5.0

    • No dependencies.

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1.4.1 17,727 1/10/2021
1.4.0 3,078 6/4/2020
1.3.0 5,360 6/14/2019
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1.1.0 1,260 11/28/2015
1.0.0 1,057 10/16/2015

This patch release adds a .NET 5 build target.