WebSocketPipe 0.9.0

Install-Package WebSocketPipe -Version 0.9.0
dotnet add package WebSocketPipe --version 0.9.0
<PackageReference Include="WebSocketPipe" Version="0.9.0" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add WebSocketPipe --version 0.9.0
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#r "nuget: WebSocketPipe, 0.9.0"
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// Install WebSocketPipe as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=WebSocketPipe&version=0.9.0

// Install WebSocketPipe as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=WebSocketPipe&version=0.9.0
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using Devlooped.Net;

var client = new ClientWebSocket();
await client.ConnectAsync(serverUri, CancellationToken.None);

using IWebSocketPipe pipe = WebSocketPipe.Create(client, closeWhenCompleted: true);

// Start the pipe before hooking up the processing
var run = pipe.RunAsync();

The IWebSocketPipe interface extends IDuplexPipe, exposing Input and Output properties that can be used to read incoming messages and write outgoing ones.

For example, to read incoming data and write it to the console, we could write the following code:

await ReadIncoming(pipe.Input);

async Task ReadIncoming(PipeReader reader)
    while (await reader.ReadAsync() is var result && !result.IsCompleted)
        Console.WriteLine($"Received: {Encoding.UTF8.GetString(result.Buffer)}");
    Console.WriteLine($"Done reading.");

Similarly, to write to the underlying websocket the input entered in the console, we use code like the following:

await SendOutgoing(pipe.Output);

async Task SendOutgoing(PipeWriter writer)
    while (Console.ReadLine() is var line && line?.Length > 0)
        Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(line, writer);
    await writer.CompleteAsync();
    Console.WriteLine($"Done writing.");

If we wanted to simultaneously read and write and wait for completion of both operations, we could just wait for both tasks:

// Wait for completion of processing code
await Task.WhenAny(

Note that completing the PipeWriter automatically causes the reader to reveive a completed result and exit the loop. In addition, the overall IWebSocketPipe.RunAsync task will also run to completion.

The IWebSocketPipe takes care of gracefully closing the connection when the input or output are completed, if closeWhenCompleted is set to true when creating it.

Alternatively, it's also possible to complete the entire pipe explicitly, while setting an optional socket close status and status description for the server to act on:

await pipe.CompleteAsync(WebSocketCloseStatus.NormalClosure, "Done processing");

Specifying a close status will always close the underlying socket.

You can also use it on the server. This example is basically taken from the documentation on WebSockets in ASP.NET Core and adapted to use a WebSocketPipe to read/write to the client:

app.Use(async (context, next) =>
    if (context.Request.Path == "/ws")
        if (context.WebSockets.IsWebSocketRequest)
            using var websocket = await context.WebSockets.AcceptWebSocketAsync();
            using var pipe = WebSocketPipe.Create(websocket, true);
            await Task.WhenAll(Echo(pipe), pipe.RunAsync(context.RequestAborted));
            context.Response.StatusCode = (int) HttpStatusCode.BadRequest;
        await next();

The sample Echo method is simply:

async Task Echo(IDuplexPipe pipe)
    while (await pipe.Input.ReadAsync() is var result && !result.IsCompleted)
        // Just assume we get a single-segment entry, for simplicity
        await pipe.Output.WriteAsync(result.Buffer.First);


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0.9.0 135 10/4/2021
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