Note: This package is not actively developed. Please consider an alternative such as SignalR.

This preview package provides functionality for writing WebSocket-enabled server applications on Windows 8 using ASP.NET and WCF. Requires .NET 4.5 RC and Windows 8 RC.

Install-Package Microsoft.WebSockets -Version
dotnet add package Microsoft.WebSockets --version
<PackageReference Include="Microsoft.WebSockets" Version="" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Microsoft.WebSockets --version
The NuGet Team does not provide support for this client. Please contact its maintainers for support.


This package has no dependencies.

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Version History

Version Downloads Last updated 235,349 12/14/2015
0.2.3 82,364 6/12/2012