Wiki.Net 4.1.1

dotnet add package Wiki.Net --version 4.1.1
NuGet\Install-Package Wiki.Net -Version 4.1.1
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="Wiki.Net" Version="4.1.1" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Wiki.Net --version 4.1.1
#r "nuget: Wiki.Net, 4.1.1"
#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 Wiki.Net as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Wiki.Net&version=4.1.1

// Install Wiki.Net as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Wiki.Net&version=4.1.1


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Wiki.Net – An unofficial .NET Wikipedia API wrapper.


Searches Wikipedia (duh!) in multiple defined languages and returns (per result):

  • Title
  • Page ID
  • Word Count
  • Size (bytes?)
  • Text Preview
  • URL of page
  • Time of last edit

Getting Started


You can install via NuGet by adding Wiki.Net to your project's packages:

    <PackageReference Include="Wiki.Net" Version="4.1.1"/>


string searchString = "Computer";
WikiSearcher searcher = new();
WikiSearchSettings searchSettings = new() {RequestId = "Request ID", ResultLimit = 5, ResultOffset = 2, Language = "en"};

WikiSearchResponse response = searcher.Search(searchString, searchSettings);

Console.WriteLine($"\nResults found ({searchString}):\n");
foreach (WikiSearchResult result in response.Query.SearchResults)
                $"\t{result.Title} ({result.WordCount} words, {result.Size} bytes, id {result.PageId}):\t{result.Preview}...\n\tAt {result.Url.AbsoluteUri} and {result.ConstantUrl.AbsoluteUri}\n\tLast edited at {result.LastEdited}\n");



Results found (Computer):

        Computer engineering (2533 words, 28125 bytes, id 50408):       Computer engineering (CoE or CpE) is a branch of electrical engineering that integrates several fields of computer science and electronic engineering required...
        At engineering and
        Last edited at 27/6/2022 3:37:42 pm

        Computer science (6930 words, 72988 bytes, id 5323):    Fundamental areas of computer science Computer science is the study of computation, automation, and information. Computer science spans theoretical disciplines...
        At science and
        Last edited at 3/7/2022 3:18:56 am

        Computer animation (4609 words, 40388 bytes, id 6777):  Computer animation is the process used for digitally generating animated images. The more general term computer-generated imagery (CGI) encompasses both...
        At animation and
        Last edited at 16/6/2022 4:26:51 pm

        *More results*


From 3.x to 4.x

In 4.0, we changed WikiSearcher from being static, to a class that you must instantiate first. We made this change so that your program's global HttpClient may be passed through.

To upgrade, first instantiate WikiSearcher, then call Search(string searchString, WikiSearchSettings? searchSettings = null) with the newly created WikiSearcher.

The methods in WikiSearchResult for getting the URLs have also been removed, and replaced with properties. The language will have already been set to what you provided in WikiSearchSettings.

HTTP support was also dropped, you now MUST use HTTPS.

From 2.x to 3.x

In 3.0, we simplified the namespace of Wiki.Net to WikiDotNet.

To upgrade from 2.x version of Wiki.Net to 3.x, you need to change all of the using CreepysinStudios.WikiDotNet to using WikiDotNet in your projects. The easiest way would just be to do a replace all in your entire solution.


Ararem (Formally EternalClickbait) - Initial work - Ararem

Voltstro - Current Maintainer / Initial Docs Writer - Voltstro


This project is licensed under the MIT license – see the file for details.

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4.1.1 140 1/21/2024
4.1.0 1,949 8/3/2022
4.0.0 423 7/11/2022
3.1.0 802 7/1/2021
3.0.0 817 6/21/2020
2.1.0 924 1/2/2020
2.0.1 736 10/31/2019
1.0.0 465 10/22/2019