Netezos is .NET Standard 2.0 libraries pack for working with Tezos. At the current stage, Netezos.Rpc is implemented. It provides access to the Tezos node via RPC API. Let’s a little dig into it and look at how it works.
Netezos.Rpc package is available on NuGet, a package manager for .NET developers. So you can install Netezos.Rpc via Nuget Package Manager GUI or by the following command:
PM> Install-Package Netezos.Rpc
Or just clone the project from GitHub repository.
There is the main class
TezosRpc which you need to build the queries, supported by Tezos RPC API.
Let’s create an instance of
TezosRpc class, build a simple GET query and execute it by calling
Note that the real HTTP request is sent only when you call
GetAsync(). Until then, you work with just the query object, which can also be used to get subqueries.
You can access any block in two ways: by forward-indexing and by backward-indexing.
RpcList and RpcDictionary
The results of many RPC API methods can be interpreted as arrays or dictionaries that allow you to get many objects or only one by specifying a key or index.
If some RPC API method has query parameters, the corresponding query object will have the overridden
Using POST methods, you can pass the JSON string input.
The second option — pass an object to the PostAsync method.
And the third option — pass specific arguments to the PostAsync method.
In this article, we have described the most common use cases. Netezos.RPC is pretty flexible so can actually be used for much more cases related to working with Tezos blockchain via RPC API.
Netezos is an open-development project, so do not hesitate to participate by creating issues or making pull requests to our GitHub repo. Also, we are always glad to discuss any features in our Baking Bad telegram chat.
Originally published at https://baking-bad.org on July 10, 2019, where you can find full version of the article.