Websocket-Sharp VS SignalR

Compare Websocket-Sharp vs SignalR and see what are their differences.


A C# implementation of the WebSocket protocol client and server (by sta)


Incredibly simple real-time web for .NET (by SignalR)
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Websocket-Sharp SignalR
2 4
4,938 8,808
- 0.2%
9.9 2.9
10 days ago 4 days ago
C# C#
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Websocket-Sharp. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-02-11.
  • Recommended package for Interprocess communication?
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/dotnet | 11 Feb 2021
    I’m surprised no one mentioned web sockets. They’re extremely easy to get started with and you can have a full bi-directional communication in no time. I think there’s a native solution, but we’ve been using (WebSocketSharp)[https://github.com/sta/websocket-sharp] for a few years and it’s really simple to get started / gives good results for some heavy network communications as well.


Posts with mentions or reviews of SignalR. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

We haven't tracked posts mentioning SignalR yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Websocket-Sharp and SignalR you can also consider the following projects:

WebSocket4NET - A popular .NET WebSocket Client

SuperSocket - SuperSocket is a light weight, cross platform and extensible socket server application framework.

Fleck - C# Websocket Implementation

WampSharp - A C# implementation of WAMP (The Web Application Messaging Protocol)

unity-websocket-server - A simple, zero-dependency WebSocket server for Unity.


Websocket.Client - 🔧 .NET/C# websocket client library

NetGain - A high performance websocket server library powering Stack Overflow.