The aim of the dotNetRDF Project is to create an Open Source .Net Library using the latest versions of the .Net Framework to provide a powerful and easy to use API for working with RDF. Our aim is to provide an effective way for working with reasonable amounts
of RDF in .Net.
We provide support for various different backing Stores in the Library as well as an API which allows arbitrary Stores to be plugged into the library. Currently we support the following third party stores:
- Sesame (any Sesame based store e.g. BigOWLIM)
- SPARQL Graph Store HTTP Protocol for compliant stores
- SPARQL Protocol for compliant stores
- This CodePlex project serves only to make the project visible to CodePlex users, the project maintains an official website at
In particular you will not find the source code on CodePlex but on
to just get the compiled library or you can
Download dotNetRDF Source
to get the full source. Or take a look at the
if you'd like to get the latest source code. These downloads are intended for developers and programmers, links to our Toolkit for general RDF users can be found further down the page.
dotNetRDF requires both the Microsoft.Net Framework 4.0/3.5 SP1 and the following 3rd party libraries:
- JSON.Net available from Codeplex
- HtmlAgilityPack from Codeplex
- VDS.Common from BitBucket
The relevant libraries are included in the release packages so you should be able to use the library without needing to obtain these libraries yourself.
If you use NuGet to install our libraries the relevant dependencies will be automatically installed by NuGet.
Some of the plugin libraries have additional dependencies which are also packaged with those libraries
Note: The API is also usable with Mono 2.6+ (2.10 recommended), Silverlight 4 and Windows Phone 7
Toolkit for Users
package of standalone tools can be obtained by going to
Download dotNetRDF Toolkit for Windows
This includes things like our Notepad replacement rdfEditor for editing RDF and SPARQL and Store Manager a GUI tool for working with various Triple Stores.
The Toolkit requires Windows and the .Net Framework 4.0
Windows 7/Server 2008 and higher will have this pre-installed, users of earlier versions may need to install it from Microsoft's Download site
Note: Most of the toolkit except for rdfEditor will also run on Mono 2.6+ (2.10 recommended) on Windows, Mac and *nix systems
If you're a developer who wants to use dotNetRDF then you should check out the following pages: