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Quick Start

Learn how to build a microservices event bus architecture using CAP, which offers advantages over direct integration of message queues, and what out-of-the-box features it provides.


PM> Install-Package DotNetCore.CAP

Integrated in Asp.Net Core

For quick start, we use memory-based event storage and message transport.

PM> Install-Package DotNetCore.CAP.InMemoryStorage
PM> Install-Package Savorboard.CAP.InMemoryMessageQueue

In Startup.cs ,add the following configuration:

public void ConfigureServices(IServiceCollection services)
    services.AddCap(x =>

Publish Message

public class PublishController : Controller
    public IActionResult SendMessage([FromService]ICapPublisher capBus)
        capBus.Publish("", DateTime.Now);

        return Ok();

Process Message

public class ConsumerController : Controller
    public void ReceiveMessage(DateTime time)
        Console.WriteLine("message time is:" + time);


One of the most powerful advantages of asynchronous messaging over direct integrated message queues is reliability, where failures in one part of the system do not propagate or cause the entire system to crash. Messages are stored inside the CAP to ensure the reliability of the message, and strategies such as retry are used to achieve the final consistency of data between services.