Ardalis.Specification 7.0.0

.NET 6.0 .NET Standard 2.0
dotnet add package Ardalis.Specification --version 7.0.0
NuGet\Install-Package Ardalis.Specification -Version 7.0.0
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="Ardalis.Specification" Version="7.0.0" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Ardalis.Specification --version 7.0.0
#r "nuget: Ardalis.Specification, 7.0.0"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install Ardalis.Specification as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Ardalis.Specification&version=7.0.0

// Install Ardalis.Specification as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Ardalis.Specification&version=7.0.0

A simple package with a base Specification class, for use in creating queries that work with Repository types.

Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET net5.0 was computed.  net5.0-windows was computed.  net6.0 is compatible.  net6.0-android was computed.  net6.0-ios was computed.  net6.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net6.0-macos was computed.  net6.0-tvos was computed.  net6.0-windows was computed.  net7.0 was computed.  net7.0-android was computed.  net7.0-ios was computed.  net7.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net7.0-macos was computed.  net7.0-tvos was computed.  net7.0-windows was computed. 
.NET Core netcoreapp2.0 was computed.  netcoreapp2.1 was computed.  netcoreapp2.2 was computed.  netcoreapp3.0 was computed.  netcoreapp3.1 was computed. 
.NET Standard netstandard2.0 is compatible.  netstandard2.1 was computed. 
.NET Framework net461 was computed.  net462 was computed.  net463 was computed.  net47 was computed.  net471 was computed.  net472 was computed.  net48 was computed.  net481 was computed. 
MonoAndroid monoandroid was computed. 
MonoMac monomac was computed. 
MonoTouch monotouch was computed. 
Tizen tizen40 was computed.  tizen60 was computed. 
Xamarin.iOS xamarinios was computed. 
Xamarin.Mac xamarinmac was computed. 
Xamarin.TVOS xamarintvos was computed. 
Xamarin.WatchOS xamarinwatchos was computed. 
Compatible target framework(s)
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  • .NETStandard 2.0

    • No dependencies.
  • net6.0

    • No dependencies.

NuGet packages (56)

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EF Core plugin package to Ardalis.Specification containing EF Core evaluator and abstract repository.


An SharedKernal packaged used as a sample in the DDD Fundamentals Pluralsight course by Julie Lerman and Steve Smith.


EF6 plugin package to Ardalis.Specification containing EF6 evaluator and abstract repository.


Sparc Core package


Fundamental building blocks for creating the domain layer in a DDD software design approach.

GitHub repositories (6)

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Clean Architecture Solution Template: A starting point for Clean Architecture with ASP.NET Core
Sample ASP.NET Core 7.0 reference application, powered by Microsoft, demonstrating a layered application architecture with monolithic deployment model. Download the eBook PDF from docs folder.
Clean Architecture Template for .NET 7.0 WebApi built with Multitenancy Support.
This is a repository for creating a Blazor Server dashboard application following the principles of Clean Architecture
A starting point to build a web API to work with Azure Cosmos DB using .NET 5 and Azure Cosmos DB .NET SDK V3, based on Clean Architecture and repository design pattern. Partition key is also implemented through the repository pattern.
Version Downloads Last updated
7.0.0 277,026 5/26/2023
6.1.0 1,393,747 6/24/2022
6.0.1 578,716 1/19/2022
6.0.0 33,405 1/18/2022
5.2.0 364,307 9/7/2021
5.1.0 198,064 4/17/2021
5.0.3 43,127 3/5/2021
5.0.2-beta 526 3/4/2021
5.0.1-beta 656 3/1/2021
5.0.0-beta 729 3/1/2021
4.2.0 141,792 1/29/2021
4.1.0 305,179 9/4/2020
4.0.0 62,968 7/31/2020
3.0.0 29,890 6/5/2020
2.1.0 862 6/4/2020
2.0.0 2,788 1/3/2020
1.2.0 998 7/17/2019
1.1.1 978 2/15/2019
1.1.0 918 2/15/2019
1.0.1 1,443 2/13/2018
1.0.0 10,470 2/13/2018

* Patch 2 by @davidhenley in
       * Fix `Just the Docs` link in docs home page by @snowfrogdev in
       * Update url path by @ta1H3n in
       * Implement SelectMany support by @amdavie in
       * Add two methods for consuming repositories in scenarios where repositories could be longer lived (e.g. Blazor component Injections) by @jasonsummers in
       * Added support for AsAsyncEnumerable by @nkz-soft in
       * Lamadelrae/doc faq ef versions by @Lamadelrae in
       * Updated projects, drop support for old TFMs. by @fiseni in
       * Update the search feature to generate parameterized query. by @fiseni in
       * Add support for extending default evaluator list by @fiseni in
       * Ardalis/cleanup by @ardalis in