System.ClientModel library for .NET

System.ClientModel provides shared primitives, abstractions, and helpers for .NET service client libraries.

Source code | Package (NuGet)

Getting started

Typically, you will not need to install System.ClientModel. it will be installed for you when you install one of the client libraries using it.

Install the package

Install the client library for .NET with NuGet.

dotnet add package System.ClientModel


None needed for System.ClientModel.

Key concepts

The main shared concepts of System.ClientModel include:

  • Providing APIs to read and write models in different formats.


Simple ModelReaderWriter usage

As a library author you can implement IPersistableModel<T> or IJsonModel<T> which will give library users the ability to read and write your models.

Example writing an instance of a model.

InputModel model = new InputModel();
BinaryData data = ModelReaderWriter.Write(model);

Example reading a model from json

string json = @"{
  ""x"": 1,
  ""y"": 2,
  ""z"": 3
OutputModel? model = ModelReaderWriter.Read<OutputModel>(BinaryData.FromString(json));


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