Dapper SqlBuilder Getting Started

Dapper.SqlBuilder is a small NuGet library that is designed to make dynamic SQL tasks easier. It is about building SQL, not getting or mapping data, so it should not be bound to any particular data-access implementation.


To start using the Dapper.SqlBuilder in your application. You will need to install the Dapper.SqlBuilder NuGet package.

So let's open the Visual Studio and create a new project.

Create a new project

Select the Create a new project option.

Select Console Application template

Choose C# as language, Windows as a platform, and Console as the project type. In the template pane, select Console Application and click the Next button.

Configure your new project

Enter the project name, you can change the location and solution name, but we will leave it and click on the Next button.

Additional Information

On the Additional Information dialog, select the target framework and then click on the Create button.

Console Application created

You can see a new console application project is created. Now, to install a Dapper.SqlBuilder, right-click on the Solution Explorer project, and select Manage NuGet Packages...

Install Dapper.SqlBuilder

Select the Browse tab and search for Dapper.SqlBuilder and install the latest version by pressing the Install button.

Dapper.SqlBuilder installed successfully

Once Dapper.SqlBuilder has been successfully installed. You are now ready to start your application.