Getting Started

Sharing message assemblies

This sample shows how the NServiceBus.MessageInterfaces package can be used to create a shared message assembly that can be used by multiple major versions of NServiceBus, and in projects using different target frameworks, while still relying on the ICommand and IEvent marker interfaces.

In this sample, an NServiceBus 8.2 endpoint running on .NET Framework can share a message assembly with another endpoint running a newer version of NServiceBus and .NET without the need to employ unobtrusive message conventions, which is especially useful for projects transitioning from .NET Framework to .NET that were not originally designed with message conventions in mind.

Shared project

The Shared project references the NServiceBus.MessageInterfaces, which contains the definitions for IMessage, ICommand, and IEvent. Because this project targets netstandard2.0 it can be used from both .NET and .NET Framework applications.

<Project Sdk="Microsoft.NET.Sdk">


    <PackageReference Include="NServiceBus.MessageInterfaces" Version="1.*" />


There is a single message type defined, MyCommand, which derives from ICommand.

Sending messages

The Sender endpoint uses NServiceBus 8.2 on .NET Framework and sends MyCommand messages to Receiver.

Receiving messages

The Receiver endpoint uses NServiceBus 9 on modern .NET and has a handler for MyCommand messages.

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