Memcached C#

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Using Memcached with .NET C#

In order to use Memcached with .NET C# you will need a .NET C# Memcached client. In the following sections, we will demonstrate the use of EnyimMemcached, a .NET client library for Memcached written in C#.

Installing EnyimMemcached

To install EnyimMemcached, run the following command in the Package Manager Console:

PM> Install-Package EnyimMemcached

Opening a Connection to Memcached Using EnyimMemcached

The following code creates a connection to Memcached using EnyimMemcached:

using Enyim.Caching;
using Enyim.Caching.Configuration;
using Enyim.Caching.Memcached;

MemcachedClientConfiguration config = new MemcachedClientConfiguration();
config.Servers.Add(new IPEndPoint("hostname", port));
config.Protocol = MemcachedProtocol.Binary;
config.Authentication.Type = typeof(PlainTextAuthenticator);
config.Authentication.Parameters["userName"] = "username";
config.Authentication.Parameters["password"] = "password";
config.Authentication.Parameters["zone"] = "";

var mc = new MemcachedClient(config);

To adapt this example to your code, make sure that you replace the following values with those of your bucket:

  • In line 6, the first argument to IPEndPoint should be your bucket’s hostname or IP address
  • In line 6, the second argument to IPEndPoint should be your bucket’s port
  • In line 9, userName should be set with your bucket’s username
  • In line 10, password should be set with your bucket’s password

Reading and Writing Data with EnyimMemcached

Once connected to Memcached, you can start reading and writing data. The following code snippet writes the value bar to the Memcached key foo, reads it back, and prints it:

///<summary>
///open a connection to Memcached
///</summary>   
...

mc.Store(StoreMode.Set, "foo", "bar");
var value = mc.Get("foo");
Console.WriteLine(value);

The output of the above code should be:

bar

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