This project is a port of CS-Script to .NET Core. Basically it is a .NET Core version of these popular scripting engine.

CS-Script is a CLR based scripting system which uses ECMA-compliant C# as a programming language.

CS-Script is one of the most mature C# scripting solutions. It became publicly available in 2004, just two years after the first release of .NET. And it was the first comprehensive scripting platform for .NET

CS-Script supports both hosted and standalone execution model. This makes it possible to use the script engine as a pure C# alternative for PowerShell. As well as extending .NET applications with C# scripts executed at runtime by the hosted script engine.

CS-Script allows seamlessly switching underlying compiling technology without affecting the code base.

CS-Script also offers comprehensive integration with most common development tools: Visual Studio, VSCode, Sublime Text 3, Notepad++. Integration of CS-Script.Core with these tools is on the way.

It can be run on Win, Linux and Mac. And it is compatible with .NET, Mono and .NET Core.

Over the long history of CS-Script it has been downloaded through Notepad++ x86 plugin manager alone over times.

* statistics does not include x64 downloads nor downloads after Notepad++ discontinued shipping editor with the plugin manager x86 included

For the all CS-Script details go to the project Documentation Wiki.

The following is a simple code sample just to give you the idea about the product:

Executing script from shell

Updating media file tags. Note, the script is using optional classless layout.

Script file: mp4_retag.cs

//css_nuget taglib
using System;
using System.IO;

string source = @"\\media-server\tv_shows\Get Smart\Season1";

void main()
    foreach (string file in Directory.GetFiles(source, "*.mp4"))
        string episode_name = Path.GetFileNameWithoutExtension(file);

        var mp4 = TagLib.File.Create(file);
        mp4.Tag.Title = episode_name;


Execute script file directly in cmd-prompt without building an executable assembly:

C:\Temp>css mp4_retag.cs

Hosting script engine

dynamic script = CSScript.LoadCode(
                           @"using System.Windows.Forms;
                             public class Script
                                 public void SayHello(string greeting)
                                     MessageBox.Show(""Greeting: "" + greeting);
script.SayHello("Hello World!");
var product = CSScript.CreateFunc<int>(@"int Product(int a, int b)
                                             return a * b;
int result = product(3, 4);
var SayHello = CSScript.LoadMethod(
                        @"using System.Windows.Forms;
                          public static void SayHello(string greeting)
                          static void MessageBoxSayHello(string greeting)
                          static void ConsoleSayHello(string greeting)
                         .GetStaticMethod("*.SayHello" , ""); 
SayHello("Hello again!");