Goals If you are a .NET developer, this guide provides an overview of options for connecting to Neo4j. While this guide is not comprehensive it will introduce the different drivers and link to the relevant resources. Prerequisites You should be… Learn More →
If you are a .NET developer, this guide provides an overview of options for connecting to Neo4j. While this guide is not comprehensive it will introduce the different drivers and link to the relevant resources.
You should be familiar with graph database concepts and the property graph model. You should have installed Neo4j and made yourself familiar with our Cypher Query language.
Neo4j for .NET Developers
The .NET platform allows developers to create fascinating applications utilizing graph concepts with Neo4j.
Neo4j aims to have a great experience on Windows with an desktop installer and dedicated PowerShell modules.
With the Neo4j 3.0 release we are happy to provide an officially supported driver for .NET
The Neo4j .NET driver is officially supported by Neo4j and connects to the database using the binary protocol. It aims to be minimal, while being idiomatic to .NET.
The Example Project
The Neo4j example project is a small, one page webapp for the movies database built into the Neo4j tutorial. The front-end page is the same for all drivers: movie search, movie details, and a graph visualization of actors and movies. Each backend implementation shows you how to connect to Neo4j from each of the different languages and drivers.
Neo4j Community Drivers
|The drivers below have been thankfully contributed by the Neo4j community. Many of these are fully featured and well maintained. But we don’t take any responsibility for their fitness for use with the most recent versions of Neo4j.|
Members of the .NET community have invested a lot of time and love to develop all these drivers, so if you use them please provide feedback to the authors. Powerful drivers like
Neo4jClient showed early on how easy it is to connect to Neo4j from .NET
A .NET client for Neo4j, which makes it easy to write Cypher queries in C# with IntelliSense. It also supports basic CRUD and legacy indexing.
A .NET API for the Neo4j HTTP Transactional Endpoint (v2.0.0) exposes a strongly-typed Graph Query API based on the Neo4j Cypher query language.