Release: AWS SDK for .NET 1.0.0

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This initial release of the AWS SDK for .NET.


Submitted By: Craig@AWS
Release Date: November 11, 2009 12:00 AM GMT
Created On: November 12, 2009 3:45 AM GMT
Last Updated: November 12, 2009 4:19 AM GMT

New Features

AWS .NET SDK Launched This is the initial release of the AWS SDK for .NET. The SDK includes:
  • AWS .NET Library - Build .NET applications on top of APIs that take the complexity out of coding directly against web services interfaces. The all-in-one library provides .NET developer-friendly APIs that hide much of the lower-level plumbing associated with programming for the AWS cloud, including authentication, request retries, and error handling.
  • Code Samples - Practical examples in C# for how to use the libraries to build applications.
  • Visual Studio Support - Get started quickly with building solutions for the AWS cloud using Visual Studio Project Templates.

See for more information.

Supported API Versions

The AWS SDK for .NET supports the following API versions:

Service API Version
Amazon EC2


Amazon S3 2006-03-01
Amazon SimpleDB 2009-04-15
Amazon RDS 2009-10-16
Amazon CloudFront 2009-04-02
Amazon SQS 2009-02-01
Amazon Elastic MapReduce 2009-03-31
Amazon CloudWatch 2009-05-15
Elastic LoadBalancing 2009-05-15
Auto Scaling 2009-05-15

Known Issues

Installation Requires Administrator Privileges The default install location is %PROGRAMFILES%, which on most computers is "c:\program files". In order to install files to the default location, the MSI must be run by an Administrator. If you don't have Administrator privileges on the machine, please change the install location to something like "c:\Documents and Settings\<you>\AWS SDK for .NET", and the install will complete successfully. If you are running on Vista, your personal folder is similar to "c:\users\<you>\"

See also the related known issue on installing the SDK in a custom folder.

Installing the SDK in a custom folder requires templates to re-add the AWS .NET library If you install the AWS SDK for .NET in a location other than the default, let's say "c:\users\sdktester\AWS SDK for .NET", the built-in project templates and samples fail to compile due to a missing reference. Please update the References section of your Visual Studio solution as follows:

  1. Remove the existing AWSSDK reference.
  2. Right-click on References and select Add a Reference.
  3. Browse to the new install location's bin folder (c:\users\sdktester\AWS SDK for .NET\bin).
  4. Select the AWSSDK.dll from within the folder.
  5. Compile -> Run -> Explore AWS.
Uninstalling the SDK produces "Unknown Publisher" message On Windows Vista, uninstalling the MSI results in an "Unknown Publisher" dialog even though the installer is signed by Amazon Web Services. This is a known Windows Installer bug on Windows Vista, and is documented here:
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