Proxy Generation

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For generation of proxies, a .NET Source generator is used. If you don't know what what a .NET Source generator is, they are feature in the Roslyn compiler to generate source code based of the code in your project.


You may need to restart your IDE when you first add the generator for it to work.
Sometimes the IDE will also just shit it self (particularly Rider) and refuse to acknowledge any generated code, causing the intellisense to mark anything generated as an error. Compiling will be fine tho. Hopefully as this feature gets more flushed out these issues won't occur anymore.


You will need to install the NuGet package to add the generator to your project.

To install it, you can add it to your project's csproj like so:

    <PackageReference Include="VoltRpc.Proxy.Generator" Version="2.3.0" />


The generator will generate proxies for any interface marked with an GenerateProxy attribute. By default the generator will generate classes with the name <InterfaceName>_GeneratedProxy and with the namespace VoltRpc.Proxy.Generated. To override both of these, use the GeneratedName to set what the name should be, and GeneratedNamespace to set what the namespace should be.

For example:

using VoltRpc.Proxy;

namespace VoltRpcExample.Shared
    [GenerateProxy(GeneratedName = "TestProxy", GeneratedNamespace = "VoltRpcExample.Shared")]
    public interface ITest
        public void Basic();

        public string Hello();

This would generate the proxy with the name set to TestProxy, and with the namespace set to VoltRpcExample.Shared.