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Apache OpenWhisk runtimes for .NET Core

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Quick .NET Core Action

A .NET Core action is a .NET Core class library with a method called Main that has the exact signature as follows:

public Newtonsoft.Json.Linq.JObject Main(Newtonsoft.Json.Linq.JObject);

In order to compile, test and archive .NET Core projects, you must have the .NET Core SDK installed locally and the environment variable DOTNET_HOME set to the location where the dotnet executable can be found.

For example, create a C# project called Apache.OpenWhisk.Example.Dotnet:

dotnet new classlib -n Apache.OpenWhisk.Example.Dotnet -lang C#
cd Apache.OpenWhisk.Example.Dotnet

Install the Newtonsoft.Json NuGet package as follows:

dotnet add package Newtonsoft.Json -v 12.0.1

Now create a file called Hello.cs with the following content:

using System;
using Newtonsoft.Json.Linq;

namespace Apache.OpenWhisk.Example.Dotnet
    public class Hello
        public JObject Main(JObject args)
            string name = "stranger";
            if (args.ContainsKey("name")) {
                name = args["name"].ToString();
            JObject message = new JObject();
            message.Add("greeting", new JValue($"Hello, {name}!"));
            return (message);

Publish the project as follows:

dotnet publish -c Release -o out

Zip the published files as follows:

cd out
zip -r -0 helloDotNet.bin *

You need to specify the name of the function handler using --main argument. The value for main needs to be in the following format: {Assembly}::{Class Full Name}::{Method}, e.q., Apache.OpenWhisk.Example.Dotnet::Apache.OpenWhisk.Example.Dotnet.Hello::Main

Create the .NET Core Action

To use on a deployment of OpenWhisk that contains the runtime as a kind:

wsk action update helloDotNet helloDotNet.bin --main Apache.OpenWhisk.Example.Dotnet::Apache.OpenWhisk.Example.Dotnet.Hello::Main --kind dotnet:2.2

Invoke the .NET Core Action

Action invocation is the same for .NET Core actions as it is for Swift and JavaScript actions:

wsk action invoke --result helloDotNet --param name World
      "greeting": "Hello World!"

Local development

./gradlew core:dotnet2.2:distDocker

This will produce the image whisk/action-dotnet-v2.2

Build and Push image

docker login
./gradlew core:action-dotnet-v2.2:distDocker -PdockerImagePrefix=$prefix-user -PdockerRegistry=docker.io

Deploy OpenWhisk using ansible environment that contains the kind dotnet:2.2 Assuming you have OpenWhisk already deploy localy and OPENWHISK_HOME pointing to root directory of OpenWhisk core repository.

Set ROOTDIR to the root directory of this repository.

Redeploy OpenWhisk

cd $OPENWHISK_HOME/ansible
ANSIBLE_CMD="ansible-playbook -i ${ROOTDIR}/ansible/environments/local"
$ANSIBLE_CMD setup.yml
$ANSIBLE_CMD couchdb.yml
$ANSIBLE_CMD initdb.yml
$ANSIBLE_CMD wipe.yml
$ANSIBLE_CMD openwhisk.yml

Or you can use wskdev and create a soft link to the target ansible environment, for example:

ln -s ${ROOTDIR}/ansible/environments/local ${OPENWHISK_HOME}/ansible/environments/local-dotnet
wskdev fresh -t local-dotnet


Install dependencies from the root directory on $OPENWHISK_HOME repository

./gradlew install

Using gradle to run all tests

./gradlew :tests:test

Using gradle to run some tests

./gradlew :tests:test --tests *ActionContainerTests*

Using IntelliJ:

  • Import project as gradle project.
  • Make sure working directory is root of the project/repo

Using container image to test

To use as docker action push to your own dockerhub account

docker tag whisk/action-dotnet-v2.2 $user_prefix/action-dotnet-v2.2
docker push $user_prefix/action-dotnet-v2.2

Then create the action using your the image from dockerhub

wsk action update helloDotNet helloDotNet.bin --main Apache.OpenWhisk.Example.Dotnet::Apache.OpenWhisk.Example.Dotnet.Hello::Main --docker $user_prefix/action-dotnet-v2.2

The $user_prefix is usually your dockerhub user id.


Apache 2.0


Apache OpenWhisk Runtime Dotnet is an effort undergoing incubation at The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), sponsored by the Apache Incubator. Incubation is required of all newly accepted projects until a further review indicates that the infrastructure, communications, and decision making process have stabilized in a manner consistent with other successful ASF projects. While incubation status is not necessarily a reflection of the completeness or stability of the code, it does indicate that the project has yet to be fully endorsed by the ASF.