Installing Couchbase Lite on .Net

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    Description — How to install Couchbase Lite on .Net
    Abstract — Using Nuget to install Couchbase Lite on csharp

    Quick Steps

    For experienced developers, this is all you need to add Couchbase Lite for C#.Net 3.0.0 to your application projects.

    1. Create or open an existing Visual Studio project

    2. Install either of the following packages from Nuget.

      • Community Edition — Couchbase.Lite package for 3.0.0

      • Enterprise Edition — Couchbase.Lite.Enterprise package for 3.0.0

    3. Within your app, include a call the relevant Activate() function inside of the class that is included in the support assembly.

    That’s it!
    You should be ready to build you app using this version. The rest of this content contains more detail, for those who want tp know more about the install or who encountered issues

    Install Methods

    Nuget packages can be installed via PackageReference or packages.config.

    Package Reference

    This is the recommended method of dependency management because it supports the strict version requirement between the core Couchbase Lite for .Net package and its dependent Support library, which comprises:

    Couchbase.Lite.Enterprise
    • Couchbase.Lite.Enterprise.Support.UWP

    • Couchbase.Lite.Enterprise.Support.ios

    • Couchbase.Lite.Enterprise.Support.android

    • Couchbase.Lite.Enterprise.Support.NetDesktop

    Couchbase.Lite
    • Couchbase.Lite.Support.UWP

    • Couchbase.Lite.Support.ios

    • Couchbase.Lite.Support.android

    • Couchbase.Lite.Support.NetDesktop

    Package Config

    If you are using packages.config, you must take extra care when upgrading the package to make sure that the support libraries you require are also updated to the exact same version.

    Versions that are not the same are incompatible with each other — see: Comparative Table

    Activating

    Within your app, include a call the relevant Activate() function inside of the class that is included in the support assembly.

    There is only one public class in each support assembly, and the support assembly itself is a nuget dependency.

    For example, UWP looks like:
    Couchbase.Lite.Support.UWP.Activate()

    Currently the support assemblies provide dependency injected mechanisms for default directory logic, and platform specific logging (So, C# will log to logcat with correct log levels and tags. No more "mono-stdout" always at info level.)