Embeddinator-4000 is a tool to turn existing .NET libraries into libraries that can be consumed by other languages.
It is a tool that takes a .NET assembly and generates the necessary glue to surface the .NET API as a native API. The goal is to surface .NET libraries to all ecosystems where Mono/Xamarin run, and for each platform we provide an interface that is native to that platform as well as the tools needed to turn a .NET library into something that can be consumed on that platform.
Presently there is support for .NET to C, Objective-C (across the various Apple platforms) and Java (Android and regular Java), across Windows, Linux and macOS platforms.
Check out our documentation to get started
Feel free to join us at our #managed-interop Gitter discussion channel.
Clone this repository and initialize/update submodules as well as solution depends on them.
Open the solution file
Embeddinator-4000.sln with Visual Studio or Xamarin Studio and press F7.
To generate bindings for a managed library you invoke the
Embeddinator-4000.exe command line tool.
Important: please follow the instructions in
objcgen's README to use the new and improved Objective-C generator (will eventually fusion with
If you do not pass any arguments, you will get a list of the tool options:
Embeddinator-4000.exe [options]+ ManagedAssembly.dll Generates target language bindings for interop with managed code. --gen=VALUE target generator (C, C++, Obj-C, Java) -p, --platform=VALUE target platform (iOS, macOS, Android, Windows) -o, --out, --outdir=VALUE output directory -c, --compile compiles the generated output -d, --debug enables debug mode for generated native and managed code -t, --target=VALUE compilation target (static, shared, app) --dll, --shared compiles as a shared library --static compiles as a static library --vs=VALUE Visual Studio version for compilation: 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, Latest (defaults to Latest) -v, --verbose generates diagnostic verbose output -h, --help show this message and exit
To generate C bindings for a
Xamarin.Foo.dll assembly you would call
the tool like:
Embeddinator-4000.exe -gen=c -out=foo Xamarin.Foo.dll