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NuGet\Install-Package Google.ProtocolBuffersLite -Version
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<PackageReference Include="Google.ProtocolBuffersLite" Version="" />
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paket add Google.ProtocolBuffersLite --version
#r "nuget: Google.ProtocolBuffersLite,"
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// Install Google.ProtocolBuffersLite as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Google.ProtocolBuffersLite&version=

// Install Google.ProtocolBuffersLite as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Google.ProtocolBuffersLite&version=

Protocol Buffers is a binary serialization format and technology, released to the open source community by Google in 2008.  
Its primary use is to produce small fast binary representations of a 'message' or object for serialization or transportation.
There are various implementations of Protocol Buffers in .NET. This project is a fairly close port of the Google Java implementation.

There are two main parts:

tools/protoc.exe, which takes the textual representation of the protocol buffer and turns it into a binary representation for use with ProtoGen.exe.
tools/ProtoGen.exe, which takes binary representations of protocol buffer descriptors (as generated by the "stock" protoc binary supplied by Google) and creates C# source code. This is only required at build time.

lib/*/Google.ProtocolBuffersLite.dll, which is a supporting library. This is required at execution time.


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Google.ProtocolBuffersLite.Rpc uses the Win32 RPC Interop library, CSharpTest.Net.RpcLibrary, as a primary transport for Protobuffer services. Extremely fast, secure, extensible, and reliable. This version depends on Google.ProtocolBuffersLite version (optimize_for = LITE_RUNTIME).


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