Build and Run


      Description — Build and run a starter app to validate your install of Couchbase Lite on C#
      Abstract — This content provides sample code and instructions that enable you to test your Couchbase Lite for csharp installation.

      Starter code

      Open Main.cs in Visual Studio and copy the following code in the main method. This snippet demonstrates how to run basic CRUD operations, a simple Query and running bi-directional replications with Sync Gateway.

      // using System;
      // using Couchbase.Lite;
      // using Couchbase.Lite.Query;
      // using Couchbase.Lite.Sync;
      // Get the database (and create it if it doesn't exist)
      var database = new Database("mydb");
      var collection = database.GetDefaultCollection();
      // Create a new document (i.e. a record) in the database
      var id = default(string);
      using var createdDoc = new MutableDocument();
      createdDoc.SetFloat("version", 2.0f)
          .SetString("type", "SDK");
      // Save it to the database
      id = createdDoc.Id;
      // Update a document
      using var doc = collection.GetDocument(id);
      using var mutableDoc = doc.ToMutable();
      createdDoc.SetString("language", "C#");
      using var docAgain = collection.GetDocument(id);
      Console.WriteLine($"Document ID :: {docAgain.Id}");
      Console.WriteLine($"Learning {docAgain.GetString("language")}");
      // Create a query to fetch documents of type SDK
      // i.e. SELECT * FROM database WHERE type = "SDK"
      using var query = QueryBuilder.Select(SelectResult.All())
      // Run the query
      var result = query.Execute();
      Console.WriteLine($"Number of rows :: {result.AllResults().Count}");
      // Create replicator to push and pull changes to and from the cloud
      var targetEndpoint = new URLEndpoint(new Uri("ws://localhost:4984/getting-started-db"));
      var replConfig = new ReplicatorConfiguration(targetEndpoint);
      // Add authentication
      replConfig.Authenticator = new BasicAuthenticator("john", "pass");
      // Create replicator (make sure to add an instance or static variable
      // named _Replicator)
      var replicator = new Replicator(replConfig);
      replicator.AddChangeListener((sender, args) =>
          if (args.Status.Error != null) {
              Console.WriteLine($"Error :: {args.Status.Error}");
      // Later, stop and dispose the replicator *before* closing/disposing the database

      Build and run. You should see the document ID and property printed to the console. The document was successfully persisted to the database.

      See also — Install Sync Gateway