YAML (Yet Another Markup Language) provides a way to store structured data in files. It can be used in similar ways to other JSON or XML files and is commonly used with Kubernetes and Docker Compose. In this video we’ll be taking a look at how you can deserialize and consume data from a YAML file and use that data in your .NET applications.
To do this we’ll be using a library called YamlDotNet. We’ll be working with a .NET console application, but this library can also be used in ASP.NET, Unity3D or other .NET projects. YamlDotNet provides a set of API’s for both serializing and deserializing YAML files, we’ll be using these to parse a
tags.yml file we provide into C# objects so that we can interact with them in our code.
If you want to parse a YAML file that looks like this:
You would use this in C# to create a
Player object that represents the yml data.
YamlDotNet is available on Nuget and can be installed from the
dotnet command line using:
or via the Package Manager with
Note: Make sure to check Nuget for the latest available version.
More about YamlDotNet on it’s GitHub page: https://github.com/aaubry/YamlDotNet
You can find other YamlDotNet code samples at: https://github.com/aaubry/YamlDotNet/wiki/Samples
If you’d like to use YamlDotNet to parse YAML in Unity3D you can use the free package from Unity’s Asset Store: https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/tools/integration/yamldotnet-for-unity-36292
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