Introduction to RabbitMQ with C# .NET, ASP.NET and ASP.NET MVC with examples

Yasser Shaikh
· 2 min read

This post assumes that you already have installed and configured RabbitMq on your system or on some server. Download .NET/C# RabbitMq’s client library from or from

If RabbitMq has been installed on your server, you can view the management screen using this url : http://server-name:15672/, more on this you will find on this link.

Incase you havent read about what RabbitMq is and how it works I strongly recommend you to read the following links first and then come back again to this post.

Lets get started, first you’ll need to import the libraries(dll) u just downloaded.


You can use the following class I have created, modify them to suit your requirement. Instead of hard-coding the Username, Password and other fields its better you define them in your config file and read from there.

public static class BrokerHelper
public static string Username = "guest";
public static string Password = "guest";
public static string VirtualHost = "/";
// "localhost" if rabbitMq is installed on the same server,
// else enter the ip address of the server where it is installed.
public static string HostName = "localhost";
public static string ExchangeName = "test-exchange";
public static string ExchangeTypeVal = ExchangeType.Direct;
public static string QueueName = "SomeQueue";
public static bool QueueExclusive = false;
public static bool QueueDurable = false;
public static bool QueueDelete = false;
public static string RoutingKey = "yasser";
public static IConnection Connection;
public static IModel Channel;
public static void Connect()
var factory = new ConnectionFactory();
factory.UserName = Username;
factory.Password = Password;
factory.VirtualHost = VirtualHost;
factory.Protocol = Protocols.FromEnvironment();
factory.HostName = HostName;
factory.Port = AmqpTcpEndpoint.UseDefaultPort;
Connection = factory.CreateConnection();
Channel = Connection.CreateModel();
public static void Disconnect()
Connection.Close(200, "Goodbye");
public static bool IsBrokerDisconnected()
if(Connection == null) return true;
if(Connection.IsOpen) return false;
return true;
public static void Publish(string message)
if (IsBrokerDisconnected()) Connect();
Channel.ExchangeDeclare(ExchangeName, ExchangeTypeVal.ToString());
Channel.QueueDeclare(QueueName, QueueDurable, QueueExclusive, QueueDelete, null);
Channel.QueueBind(QueueName, ExchangeName, RoutingKey);
var encodedMessage = Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(message);
Channel.BasicPublish(ExchangeName, RoutingKey, null, encodedMessage);
Almost Done ! Now that we have the above classes in place, publishing our message to rabbitMq will just be the following line of code :BrokerHelper.Publish("Hello World");Hope this helped.References:

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