Broccolini 1.0.1

dotnet add package Broccolini --version 1.0.1
NuGet\Install-Package Broccolini -Version 1.0.1
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="Broccolini" Version="1.0.1" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Broccolini --version 1.0.1
#r "nuget: Broccolini, 1.0.1"
#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 Broccolini as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Broccolini&version=1.0.1

// Install Broccolini as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Broccolini&version=1.0.1

Broccolini 🥦

Build NuGet package

Broccolini is a non-destructive parser for INI files. The main goal is compatibility with the INI format used in Windows OS (GetPrivateProfileString and friends).


<details> <summary>INI file used in examples</summary>

server =
port = 1234



var document = IniParser.ParseToSemanticModel(File.ReadAllText("config.ini"));
string databaseServer = document["database"]["server"];
string databasePort = document["database"]["port"];


var document = IniParser.Parse(File.ReadAllText("config.ini"));
var updated = document
    .WithSection("owner", section => section.WithKeyValue("name", "John Doe"))
    .UpdateSection("database", section => section.RemoveKeyValue("port"));
File.WriteAllText("config.ini", updated.ToString(), Encoding.Unicode);


This library is feature-complete and stable. Contributions are welcome, please create an issue first for discussion.

Known Differences

While Broccolini tries to replicate most of the behaviour found in the Windows APIs, there are still some intentional differences:

  • GetPrivateProfileString does not support keys or section names that contain NULL characters (\0).
    Broccolini supports such keys and section names.
  • While the editing API in Broccolini shares the goal of changing as little as possible, its behaviour does not explicitly replicate the behaviour of WritePrivateProfileString.
  • GetPrivateProfileString breaks when a unicode file contains a non-trailing NULL character (\0).
    Broccolini supports such files.


  • Compatibiliy with INI format in Windows OS.
  • Roundtrips (ParseToString) should preserve everything.
  • Editing should preserve as much (whitespace, comments, etc.) as possible.
  • An extensive test suite.


  • Deserialization into non-string types (complex objects, numbers, booleans, etc.)
  • Customizable parsing rules (e.g. different comment syntax)
  • Performance
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