Introduction to the AWS SDK for .NET

By: Emiley J  

The AWS .NET SDK is a single, downloadable package that includes Visual Studio project templates, the AWS .NET library, C# code samples, and documentation. The AWS .NET SDK makes it easier for Windows developers to build .NET applications that tap into the cost-effective, scalable, and reliable AWS infrastructure services such as Amazon S3, EC2, and SimpleDB.


The AWS .NET SDK features:

  • AWS .NET Library â€“ Build .NET applications on top of APIs that take the complexity out of coding directly against web services interfaces. The all-in-one library provides .NET developer-friendly APIs that hide much of the lower-level plumbing associated with programming for the AWS cloud, including authentication, request retries, and error handling.
  • Code Samples â€“ Practical examples in C# for how to use the libraries to build applications.
  • Documentation â€“ Learn more about how to use the libraries and code samples with online video tutorials and reference documentation.
  • Visual Studio Support â€“ Get started quickly with building solutions for the AWS cloud using Visual Studio Project Templates.

Supported Services

The AWS SDK for .NET supports the AWS infrastructure products, including:

  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
  • Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)
  • Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)
  • Amazon SimpleDB
  • Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS)
  • Amazon CloudFront
  • Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS)
  • Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS)
  • Amazon Elastic MapReduce
  • Amazon CloudWatch
  • Elastic Load Balancing
  • Auto Scaling

The AWS .NET SDK supports development on any platform that supports the .NET Framework 2.0 (or later), allowing most developers to start building solutions for the AWS cloud without having to upgrade to a new operating system, .NET Framework, or Visual Studio version.

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