Finding a Google API Library

All Google APIs are available to .NET developers through the NuGet package manager.

To add them to your project within Visual Studio:

  1. Right-click on project references.

  2. Click Manage NuGet Packages.

  3. Choose the Browse tab.

  4. Before searching make sure Include prerelease is checked to show all Google Cloud libraries.

    Note: Some of the libraries listed are **Beta**.

  5. Enter a search string, for example google pubsub.

    NuGet manager

Searching returns two different types of results:

  • Results with a Google.Apis prefix are NuGet libraries that are available for all Google APIs. Here is the complete list.
  • Results with a Google.Cloud prefix are NuGet libraries that are hand-crafted for ease of use and familiarity for .NET developers:
    • Here is the complete list of these Beta libraries. We recommend using these libraries if you are comfortable with their pre-release status.
    • These libraries are being actively developed as open source, so we invite you to contribute if we’ve missed your favorite features.