N 0.2.0

.NET Standard 2.0

Requires NuGet 4.0 or higher.

NuGet\Install-Package N -Version 0.2.0
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.
dotnet add package N --version 0.2.0
<PackageReference Include="N" Version="0.2.0" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add N --version 0.2.0
#r "nuget: N, 0.2.0"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive, C# scripting and .NET Interactive. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install N as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=N&version=0.2.0

// Install N as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=N&version=0.2.0

N - The Library for World's Smallest C# Program "That Does Something"�

Tired of boilerplate? Then N is for you!

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World's Smallest C# Program (featuring N)

Small Programs

Install N and all you need for a full C# program in Program.cs is (at 4 characters):


Want to increment?








Absolutely need to assign something?




Declare a variable for a reference type (with warning) - this doesn't really do much:

O o;

or for a value type (with warning):

S s;

In addition, N let's you write the smallest programs featuring specific constructs:

Want to be asynchronous? World's Smallest C# async/await Program (8 characters)

await T;

Want to return a code? (9 characters)

return I;

Need a while loop (9 characters):


or for loop (9 characters):


or do while loop (13 characters):


Need to new something up (7 characters).

new O();

What about args? Ns got you covered (8 characters).


Remember the GetAwaiter() loop hole? N let's you await an integer (8 characters).

await 1;

Need to dispose with using:


Want to just return? You don't need N 😉


Want to do nothing? You don't need N 😉


This should be the world's smallest C# program out-of-the-box in .NET 5+ and C# 9+.

Supported Frameworks and Language

.NET Standard 2.0+ C# 10+

Product Versions
.NET net5.0 net5.0-windows net6.0 net6.0-android net6.0-ios net6.0-maccatalyst net6.0-macos net6.0-tvos net6.0-windows
.NET Core netcoreapp2.0 netcoreapp2.1 netcoreapp2.2 netcoreapp3.0 netcoreapp3.1
.NET Standard netstandard2.0 netstandard2.1
.NET Framework net461 net462 net463 net47 net471 net472 net48
MonoAndroid monoandroid
MonoMac monomac
MonoTouch monotouch
Tizen tizen40 tizen60
Xamarin.iOS xamarinios
Xamarin.Mac xamarinmac
Xamarin.TVOS xamarintvos
Xamarin.WatchOS xamarinwatchos
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  • .NETStandard 2.0

    • No dependencies.

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Version Downloads Last updated
0.2.0 492 10/9/2021
0.1.0 184 10/2/2021