OpenAI_LeadScripts 1.11.2

dotnet add package OpenAI_LeadScripts --version 1.11.2                
NuGet\Install-Package OpenAI_LeadScripts -Version 1.11.2                
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="OpenAI_LeadScripts" Version="1.11.2" />                
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add OpenAI_LeadScripts --version 1.11.2                
#r "nuget: OpenAI_LeadScripts, 1.11.2"                
#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 OpenAI_LeadScripts as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=OpenAI_LeadScripts&version=1.11.2

// Install OpenAI_LeadScripts as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=OpenAI_LeadScripts&version=1.11.2                

C#/.NET SDK for accessing the OpenAI GPT-3 API, ChatGPT, and DALL-E 2

A simple C# .NET wrapper library to use with OpenAI's GPT-3 API. More context on my blog. This is an unofficial wrapper library around the OpenAI API. I am not affiliated with OpenAI and this library is not endorsed or supported by them.

Quick Example

var api = new OpenAI_API.OpenAIAPI("YOUR_API_KEY");
var result = await api.Completions.GetCompletion("One Two Three One Two");
// should print something starting with "Three"




Added support for ChatGPT, DALLE 2 image generations, and the moderation endpoint.

Now also should work with the Azure OpenAI Service, although this is untested. See the Azure section for further details.

Thank you @GotMike, @megalon, @stonelv, @ncface, @KeithHenry, @gmilano, @metjuperry, @pandapknaepel, and @Alexei000 for your contributions!


This library is based on .NET Standard 2.0, so it should work across .NET Framework >=4.7.2 and .NET Core >= 3.0. It should work across console apps, winforms, wpf,, etc (although I have not yet tested with It should work across Windows, Linux, and Mac, although I have only tested on Windows so far.

Getting started

Install from NuGet

Install package OpenAI from Nuget. Here's how via commandline:

Install-Package OpenAI


There are 3 ways to provide your API keys, in order of precedence:

  1. Pass keys directly to APIAuthentication(string key) constructor
  2. Set environment var for OPENAI_API_KEY (or OPENAI_KEY for backwards compatibility)
  3. Include a config file in the local directory or in your user directory named .openai and containing the line:

You use the APIAuthentication when you initialize the API as shown:

// for example
OpenAIAPI api = new OpenAIAPI("YOUR_API_KEY"); // shorthand
// or
OpenAIAPI api = new OpenAIAPI(new APIAuthentication("YOUR_API_KEY")); // create object manually
// or
OpenAIAPI api = new OpenAIAPI(APIAuthentication LoadFromEnv()); // use env vars
// or
OpenAIAPI api = new OpenAIAPI(APIAuthentication LoadFromPath()); // use config file (can optionally specify where to look)
// or
OpenAIAPI api = new OpenAIAPI(); // uses default, env, or config file

You may optionally include an openAIOrganization (OPENAI_ORGANIZATION in env or config file) specifying which organization is used for an API request. Usage from these API requests will count against the specified organization's subscription quota. Organization IDs can be found on your Organization settings page.

// for example
OpenAIAPI api = new OpenAIAPI(new APIAuthentication("YOUR_API_KEY","org-yourOrgHere"));


The Chat API is accessed via OpenAIAPI.Chat. There are two ways to use the Chat Endpoint, either via simplified conversations or with the full Request/Response methods.

Chat Conversations

The Conversation Class allows you to easily interact with ChatGPT by adding messages to a chat and asking ChatGPT to reply.

var chat = api.Chat.CreateConversation();

/// give instruction as System
chat.AppendSystemMessage("You are a teacher who helps children understand if things are animals or not.  If the user tells you an animal, you say \"yes\".  If the user tells you something that is not an animal, you say \"no\".  You only ever respond with \"yes\" or \"no\".  You do not say anything else.");

// give a few examples as user and assistant
chat.AppendUserInput("Is this an animal? Cat");
chat.AppendUserInput("Is this an animal? House");

// now let's ask it a question'
chat.AppendUserInput("Is this an animal? Dog");
// and get the response
string response = await chat.GetResponseFromChatbot();
Console.WriteLine(response); // "Yes"

// and continue the conversation by asking another
chat.AppendUserInput("Is this an animal? Chair");
// and get another response
response = await chat.GetResponseFromChatbot();
Console.WriteLine(response); // "No"

// the entire chat history is available in chat.Messages
foreach (ChatMessage msg in chat.Messages)
	Console.WriteLine($"{msg.Role}: {msg.Content}");
Chat Endpoint Requests

You can access full control of the Chat API by using the OpenAIAPI.Chat.CreateChatCompletionAsync() and related methods.

async Task<ChatResult> CreateChatCompletionAsync(ChatRequest request);

// for example
var result = await api.Chat.CreateChatCompletionAsync(new ChatRequest()
		Model = Model.ChatGPTTurbo,
		Temperature = 0.1,
		MaxTokens = 50,
		Messages = new ChatMessage[] {
			new ChatMessage(ChatMessageRole.User, "Hello!")
// or
var result = api.Chat.CreateChatCompletionAsync("Hello!");

var reply = results.Choices[0].Message;
Console.WriteLine($"{reply.Role}: {reply.Content.Trim()}");
// or

It returns a ChatResult which is mostly metadata, so use its .ToString() method to get the text if all you want is assistant's reply text.

There's also an async streaming API which works similarly to the Completions endpoint streaming results.


The Completion API is accessed via OpenAIAPI.Completions:

async Task<CompletionResult> CreateCompletionAsync(CompletionRequest request);

// for example
var result = await api.Completions.CreateCompletionAsync(new CompletionRequest("One Two Three One Two", model: Model.CurieText, temperature: 0.1));
// or
var result = await api.Completions.CreateCompletionAsync("One Two Three One Two", temperature: 0.1);
// or other convenience overloads

You can create your CompletionRequest ahead of time or use one of the helper overloads for convenience. It returns a CompletionResult which is mostly metadata, so use its .ToString() method to get the text if all you want is the completion.


Streaming allows you to get results are they are generated, which can help your application feel more responsive, especially on slow models like Davinci.

Using the new C# 8.0 async iterators:

IAsyncEnumerable<CompletionResult> StreamCompletionEnumerableAsync(CompletionRequest request);

// for example
await foreach (var token in api.Completions.StreamCompletionEnumerableAsync(new CompletionRequest("My name is Roger and I am a principal software engineer at Salesforce.  This is my resume:", Model.DavinciText, 200, 0.5, presencePenalty: 0.1, frequencyPenalty: 0.1)))

Or if using classic .NET framework or C# <8.0:

async Task StreamCompletionAsync(CompletionRequest request, Action<CompletionResult> resultHandler);

// for example
await api.Completions.StreamCompletionAsync(
	new CompletionRequest("My name is Roger and I am a principal software engineer at Salesforce.  This is my resume:", Model.DavinciText, 200, 0.5, presencePenalty: 0.1, frequencyPenalty: 0.1),
	res => ResumeTextbox.Text += res.ToString());


The Embedding API is accessed via OpenAIAPI.Embeddings:

async Task<EmbeddingResult> CreateEmbeddingAsync(EmbeddingRequest request);

// for example
var result = await api.Embeddings.CreateEmbeddingAsync(new EmbeddingRequest("A test text for embedding", model: Model.AdaTextEmbedding));
// or
var result = await api.Embeddings.CreateEmbeddingAsync("A test text for embedding");

The embedding result contains a lot of metadata, the actual vector of floats is in result.Data[].Embedding.

For simplicity, you can directly ask for the vector of floats and disgard the extra metadata with api.Embeddings.GetEmbeddingsAsync("test text here")


The Moderation API is accessed via OpenAIAPI.Moderation:

async Task<ModerationResult> CreateEmbeddingAsync(ModerationRequest request);

// for example
var result = await api.Moderation.CallModerationAsync(new ModerationRequest("A test text for moderating", Model.TextModerationLatest));
// or
var result = await api.Moderation.CallModerationAsync("A test text for moderating");


The results are in .results[0] and have nice helper methods like FlaggedCategories and MainContentFlag.

Files (for fine-tuning)

The Files API endpoint is accessed via OpenAIAPI.Files:

// uploading
async Task<File> UploadFileAsync(string filePath, string purpose = "fine-tune");

// for example
var response = await api.Files.UploadFileAsync("fine-tuning-data.jsonl");
Console.Write(response.Id); //the id of the uploaded file

// listing
async Task<List<File>> GetFilesAsync();

// for example
var response = await api.Files.GetFilesAsync();
foreach (var file in response)

There are also methods to get file contents, delete a file, etc.

The fine-tuning endpoint itself has not yet been implemented, but will be added soon.


The DALL-E Image Generation API is accessed via OpenAIAPI.ImageGenerations:

async Task<ImageResult> CreateImageAsync(ImageGenerationRequest request);

// for example
var result = await api.Images.CreateImageAsync(new ImageGenerationRequest("A drawing of a computer writing a test", 1, ImageSize._512));
// or
var result = await api.Images.CreateImageAsync("A drawing of a computer writing a test");


The image result contains a URL for an online image or a base64-encoded image, depending on the ImageGenerationRequest.ResponseFormat (url is the default).

Image edits and variations are not yet implemented.


For using the Azure OpenAI Service, you need to specify the name of your Azure OpenAI resource as well as your model deployment id. Additionally you may specify the Api version which defaults to 2022-12-01.

I do not have access to the Microsoft Azure OpenAI service, so I am unable to test this functionality. If you have access and can test, please submit an issue describing your results. A PR with integration tests would also be greatly appreciated. Specifically, it is unclear to me that specifying models works the same way with Azure.

Refer the Azure OpenAI documentation for further information.

Configuration should look something like this for the Azure service:

OpenAIAPI api = OpenAIAPI.ForAzure("YourResourceName", "deploymentId", "api-key");

You may then use the api object like normal. You may also specify the APIAuthentication is any of the other ways listed in the Authentication section above. Currently this library only supports the api-key flow, not the AD-Flow.


Every single class, method, and property has extensive XML documentation, so it should show up automatically in IntelliSense. That combined with the official OpenAI documentation should be enough to get started. Feel free to open an issue here if you have any questions. Better documentation may come later.


CC-0 Public Domain

This library is licensed CC-0, in the public domain. You can use it for whatever you want, publicly or privately, without worrying about permission or licensing or whatever. It's just a wrapper around the OpenAI API, so you still need to get access to OpenAI from them directly. I am not affiliated with OpenAI and this library is not endorsed by them, I just have beta access and wanted to make a C# library to access it more easily. Hopefully others find this useful as well. Feel free to open a PR if there's anything you want to contribute.

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Adds new embedding models as of March 2024