N 0.2.0

Requires NuGet 4.0 or higher.

dotnet add package N --version 0.2.0                
NuGet\Install-Package N -Version 0.2.0                
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="N" Version="0.2.0" />                
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add N --version 0.2.0                
#r "nuget: N, 0.2.0"                
#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 N as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=N&version=0.2.0

// Install N as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=N&version=0.2.0                

N - The Library for World's Smallest C# Program "That Does Something"�

Tired of boilerplate? Then N is for you!

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World's Smallest C# Program (featuring N)

Small Programs

Install N and all you need for a full C# program in Program.cs is (at 4 characters):


Want to increment?








Absolutely need to assign something?




Declare a variable for a reference type (with warning) - this doesn't really do much:

O o;

or for a value type (with warning):

S s;

In addition, N let's you write the smallest programs featuring specific constructs:

Want to be asynchronous? World's Smallest C# async/await Program (8 characters)

await T;

Want to return a code? (9 characters)

return I;

Need a while loop (9 characters):


or for loop (9 characters):


or do while loop (13 characters):


Need to new something up (7 characters).

new O();

What about args? Ns got you covered (8 characters).


Remember the GetAwaiter() loop hole? N let's you await an integer (8 characters).

await 1;

Need to dispose with using:


Want to just return? You don't need N 😉


Want to do nothing? You don't need N 😉


This should be the world's smallest C# program out-of-the-box in .NET 5+ and C# 9+.

Supported Frameworks and Language

.NET Standard 2.0+ C# 10+

Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET net5.0 was computed.  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 netcoreapp2.0 was computed.  netcoreapp2.1 was computed.  netcoreapp2.2 was computed.  netcoreapp3.0 was computed.  netcoreapp3.1 was computed. 
.NET Standard netstandard2.0 is compatible.  netstandard2.1 was computed. 
.NET Framework 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 tizen40 was computed.  tizen60 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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  • .NETStandard 2.0

    • No dependencies.

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Version Downloads Last updated
0.2.0 1,277 10/9/2021
0.1.0 356 10/2/2021