ProtoBuf-Google Serializer

NuGet Package NServiceBus.ProtoBufGoogle (3.x) | License
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Target NServiceBus Version: 7.x

Serializes messages using Google Protocol Buffers.

There are two serializers that target Protocol Buffers. The ProtoBuf-Google serializer targets the Google.Protobuf NuGet package, while the ProtoBuf-Net serializer targets the protobuf-net NuGet package.


This serializer does not support messages defined as interfaces. If an explicit interface is sent, an exception will be thrown with the following message:

Interface based message are not supported.
Create a class that implements the desired interface

Instead, use a public class with the same contract as the interface. The class can optionally implement any required interfaces.

Custom Settings

Customizes the instance of SerializerOptions used for serialization.

Custom content key

When using additional deserializers or transitioning between different versions of the same serializer it can be helpful to take explicit control over the content type a serializer passes to NServiceBus (to be used for the ContentType header).

var serialization = endpointConfiguration.UseSerialization<ProtoBufGoogleSerializer>();

More Info

For more information on Google Protocol Buffers see


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