RestWrapper 3.0.8

.NET 6.0 .NET Standard 2.1 .NET Framework 4.6.1
dotnet add package RestWrapper --version 3.0.8
NuGet\Install-Package RestWrapper -Version 3.0.8
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="RestWrapper" Version="3.0.8" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add RestWrapper --version 3.0.8
#r "nuget: RestWrapper, 3.0.8"
#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 RestWrapper as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=RestWrapper&version=3.0.8

// Install RestWrapper as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=RestWrapper&version=3.0.8

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A simple C# class library to help simplify sending REST API requests and retrieving responses (RESTful HTTP and HTTPS)

New in v3.0.x

  • Minor breaking changes
  • Migration from HttpWebRequest to HttpClient
  • Strong naming
  • Retrieve query elements from RestRequest.Query property

Test Apps

Test projects are included which will help you exercise the class library.


// simple GET example
using RestWrapper;
using System.IO;

RestRequest req = new RestRequest("");
RestResponse resp = req.Send();
Console.WriteLine("Status: " + resp.StatusCode);
// response data is in resp.Data
// simple POST example
using RestWrapper;
using System.IO;

RestRequest req = new RestRequest("", HttpMethod.POST);
RestResponse resp = req.Send("Hello, world!");
Console.WriteLine("Status : " + resp.StatusCode);
// response data is in resp.Data
// async methods
using RestWrapper;
using System.IO;
using System.Threading.Tasks;

RestRequest req = new RestRequest(
	"text/plain"); // Content type

RestResponse resp = await req.SendAsync("Hello, world!");
Console.WriteLine("Status : " + resp.StatusCode);
// response data is in resp.Data
// sending form data
using RestWrapper;

RestRequest req = new RestRequest("", HttpMethod.POST);

Dictionary<string, string> form = new Dictionary<string, string>();
form.Add("foo", "bar");
form.Add("hello", "world how are you");

RestResponse resp = req.Send(form);
Console.WriteLine("Status : " + resp.StatusCode);
// deserializing JSON
using RestWrapper;

RestRequest req = new RestRequest("");
RestResponse resp = req.Send();
MyObject obj = resp.DataFromJson<MyObject>();

A Note on Performance and 'localhost'

RestWrapper uses the underlying HttpWebRequest and HttpWebResponse classes from System.Net. When using localhost as the target URL, you may notice in Wireshark that HttpWebRequest will first attempt to connect to the IPv6 loopback address, and not all services listen on IPv6. This can create a material delay of more than 1 second. In these cases, it is recommended that you use instead of localhost for these cases.

Basic Telemetry

The RestResponse object contains a property called Time that can be useful for understanding how long a request took to complete.

RestRequest req = new RestRequest("");
RestResponse resp = req.Send();
Console.WriteLine("Start    : " + resp.Time.Start);
Console.WriteLine("End      : " + resp.Time.End);
Console.WriteLine("Total ms : " + resp.Time.TotalMs + "ms");

Deserializing Response Data

The method RestResponse.DataFromJson<T>() will deserialize using System.Text.Json. You can override the RestResponse.SerializationHelper property with your own implementation of ISerializationHelper if you wish to use your own deserializer. Thank you @nhaberl for the suggestion.

Special Thanks

Thanks go out to the community for their help in making this library great!


Version History

Please refer to for version history.

Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET net5.0 was computed.  net5.0-windows was computed.  net6.0 is compatible.  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 is compatible.  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. 
.NET Core netcoreapp3.0 was computed.  netcoreapp3.1 was computed. 
.NET Standard netstandard2.1 is compatible. 
.NET Framework net461 is compatible.  net462 was computed.  net463 was computed.  net47 was computed.  net471 was computed.  net472 was computed.  net48 is compatible.  net481 was computed. 
MonoAndroid monoandroid was computed. 
MonoMac monomac was computed. 
MonoTouch monotouch was computed. 
Tizen tizen60 was computed. 
Xamarin.iOS xamarinios was computed. 
Xamarin.Mac xamarinmac was computed. 
Xamarin.TVOS xamarintvos was computed. 
Xamarin.WatchOS xamarinwatchos was computed. 
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1.0.5 1,221 10/11/2016
1.0.4 1,150 10/7/2016

Retrieve query elements from URL using Query property.