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Using the .NET Host SDK

Check your installation

For Mac and Linux users, please be sure you've installed Extism before continuing with this guide. This step is not required for Windows users as the native package is bundled with the Extism runtime DLL.

1. Install the NuGet Package

Install via NuGet:

dotnet add package Extism.Sdk
Windows Support

We provide a native package for Windows. You can install with:

dotnet add package

2. Import the library and use the APIs

Count Vowels Plugin

code.wasm in this example is our example plugin that counts vowels. If you want to run this, download it first and set the path:

curl > code.wasm
using Extism.Sdk.Native;
using System.Text;

var wasm = await File.ReadAllBytesAsync("code.wasm");
using var plugin = Plugin.Create(wasm, withWasi: true);

var output = Encoding.UTF8.GetString(
plugin.CallFunction("count_vowels", Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes("Hello World!"))
Console.WriteLine(output); // prints {"count": 3}

Need help?

If you've encountered a bug or think something is missing, please open an issue on the Extism GitHub repository.

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