How to install EDI Tools for .NET

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EDI Tools for .NET is a single NuGet package. There is a paid version, "EdiFabric", and a trial version, "EdiFabric.Trial".

Installing the C# EDI library takes less than 5 minutes. The free trial is available via NuGet and direct download, and with this tutorial, we'll get you up and running in Visual Studio.


Install the Trial version

There are two ways to install the trial - either by downloading the prebuilt collection of C# examples, which automatically pulls all trial NuGet packages from, or by manually installing the trial packages also from

To install EDI Tools for .NET Trial as part of the C# Examples head on to Download and install using the C# Examples article


Install EDI Tools for .NET via NuGet

  1. In Solution Explorer, right-click References -> Manage NuGet Packages
  2. Select the Package Source


  3. Select Browse and search "EdiFabric"
  4. Select the trial package and install it



To install from the Package Manager Console:

Install-Package EdiFabric.Trial

It is possible to manually reference the DLLs instead of the NuGet package. Instead of installing EdiFabric.Trial from NuGet, add a project reference to the EdiFabric.Trial DLL in the "DLLs" folder (see Download and install using the C# Examples article).


Install the Paid version

  1. Download

    Download and unzip EdiFabric, after you purchased it. The following file should be available:

    EdiFabric.X.X.X.nupkg, in folder EdiFabric.Enterprise or EdiFabric.Subscription


  2. Add EdiFabric to a Package Source in Visual Studio

    Before you are able to install the EdiFabric NuGet package in Visual Studio projects, you need to either add it to your existing NuGet package source or create a new one.

    More details on installing NuGet packages in MSDN

    How to create a new package source:

    • From the top menu in Visual Studio go to: Tools -> NuGet Package Manager -> Package Manager Settings -> Package Sources


    • Add a new package source (by clicking the green plus button), change the default name, and browse to select the package folder as the Source.
    • Select either EdiFabric.Enterprise or EdiFabric.Subscription folder for EdiFabric.nupkg, then click the Update button to apply the changes and finally click OK to close the dialog.


  3. Install EdiFabric to a Project in Visual Studio

    Once the NuGet package is available in the package source, you can install it to a project.

    • Right-click the project name and select Manage NuGet Packages


    • Select EdiFabric Package Source (see the previous step)


    • Then select EdiFabric package and click Install



    To install from the Package Manager Console:

    Install-Package EdiFabric
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