Code Quality Rank: L5
Programming language: C#
License: Apache License 2.0
Tags: Stripe     Payment     Credit     Cards     Money     Gateway     Paypal     Braintree    
Latest version: v39.119.0

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The official Stripe .NET library, supporting .NET Standard 2.0+, .NET Core 2.0+, and .NET Framework 4.6.1+.


Using the .NET Core command-line interface (CLI) tools:

dotnet add package Stripe.net

Using the NuGet Command Line Interface (CLI):

nuget install Stripe.net

Using the Package Manager Console:

Install-Package Stripe.net

From within Visual Studio:

  1. Open the Solution Explorer.
  2. Right-click on a project within your solution.
  3. Click on Manage NuGet Packages...
  4. Click on the Browse tab and search for "Stripe.net".
  5. Click on the Stripe.net package, select the appropriate version in the right-tab and click Install.


For a comprehensive list of examples, check out the API documentation. See video demonstrations covering how to use the library.


Per-request configuration

All of the service methods accept an optional RequestOptions object. This is used if you want to set an idempotency key, if you are using Stripe Connect, or if you want to pass the secret API key on each method.

var requestOptions = new RequestOptions();
requestOptions.ApiKey = "SECRET API KEY";
requestOptions.IdempotencyKey = "SOME STRING";
requestOptions.StripeAccount = "CONNECTED ACCOUNT ID";

Using a custom HttpClient

You can configure the library with your own custom HttpClient:

StripeConfiguration.StripeClient = new StripeClient(
    httpClient: new SystemNetHttpClient(httpClient));

Please refer to the Advanced client usage wiki page to see more examples of using custom clients, e.g. for using a proxy server, a custom message handler, etc.

Automatic retries

The library automatically retries requests on intermittent failures like on a connection error, timeout, or on certain API responses like a status 409 Conflict. Idempotency keys are always added to requests to make any such subsequent retries safe.

By default, it will perform up to two retries. That number can be configured with StripeConfiguration.MaxNetworkRetries:

StripeConfiguration.MaxNetworkRetries = 0; // Zero retries

How to use undocumented parameters and properties

stripe-dotnet is a typed library and it supports all public properties or parameters.

Stripe sometimes has beta which introduces new properties or parameters that are not immediately public. The library does not support these properties or parameters until they are public but there is still an approach that allows you to use them.


To pass undocumented parameters to Stripe using stripe-dotnet you need to use the AddExtraParam() method, as shown below:

var options = new CustomerCreateOptions
    Email = "[email protected]"
options.AddExtraParam("secret_feature_enabled", "true");
options.AddExtraParam("secret_parameter[primary]", "primary value");
options.AddExtraParam("secret_parameter[secondary]", "secondary value");

var service = new CustomerService();
var customer = service.Create(options);


To retrieve undocumented properties from Stripe using C# you can use an option in the library to return the raw JSON object and return the property. An example of this is shown below:

var service = new CustomerService();
var customer = service.Get("cus_1234");


Writing a plugin

If you're writing a plugin that uses the library, we'd appreciate it if you identified using StripeConfiguration.AppInfo:

StripeConfiguration.AppInfo = new AppInfo
    Name = "MyAwesomePlugin",
    Url = "https://myawesomeplugin.info",
    Version = "1.2.34",

This information is passed along when the library makes calls to the Stripe API. Note that while Name is always required, Url and Version are optional.


The test suite depends on stripe-mock, so make sure to fetch and run it from a background terminal (stripe-mock's README also contains instructions for installing via Homebrew and other methods):

go get -u github.com/stripe/stripe-mock

Run all tests from the src/StripeTests directory:

dotnet test

Run some tests, filtering by name:

dotnet test --filter FullyQualifiedName~InvoiceServiceTest

Run tests for a single target framework:

dotnet test --framework netcoreapp2.1

The library uses dotnet-format for code formatting. Code must be formatted before PRs are submitted, otherwise CI will fail. Run the formatter with:

dotnet format src/Stripe.net.sln

For any requests, bug or comments, please open an issue or submit a pull request.