How to install EDI Tools for .NET

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EDI Tools for .NET is a NuGet package (also available as a DLL file)


Serial Key

To use EDI Tools for .NET, you need a valid serial key, and if you want to learn how the serial key works, go to this article.

The serial key is applied programmatically using the following code:

EdiFabric.SerialKey.Set("Valid Serial Key");

If you can't find your serial key or don't know how to apply it, contact us for assistance.

The same key can be used across all products that come with every EdiFabric plan - as the API key when accessing EdiNation or EdiNation InHouse and as the serial key when using EdiFabric EDI Tools.


Install as a DLL reference

To install EDI Tools for .NET simply add a reference to the correct DLL for your .NET version. The following .NET targets are available: .NET 8, .NET 7, .NET 6, NET Framework 4.5, and .NET Framework 4.8.


Install as a NuGet package from

Install EdiFabric from with the following command from the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio:

PM> NuGet\Install-Package EdiFabric


Install as a NuGet package from your local NuGet server/folder

Alternatively, you can install EDI Tools for .NET as a .NuGet package from your local/internal NuGet server.

  1. Download

    Download EdiFabric EDI Tools from our website and unzip it. The following file should be available:

    EdiFabric.X.X.X.nupkg, in folder EdiFabric.Sdk\NuGet.

  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 EdiFabric.Sdk\NuGet folder for EdiFabric.nupkg, click the Update button to apply the changes, and 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 the EdiFabric package and click Install


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