MIB-to-C# Compilation#

By Lex Li

This page shows you information about how to enable MIB-to-C# compilation.

Background#

#SNMP Library has a sample project that can work as a test agent. The agent can be manually extended to support more mangement objects, but it is possible to compile MIB documents to C# classes so as to simplify the process.

Evaluation Steps#

Generating C# Source files#

To test it out with #SNMP MIB Compiler Pro, make sure that the menu item “Generate C# source files from MIB documents” is checked on the tool bar. Then C# source files will be generated when MIB documents are compiled, and saved to a child folder called modules in the folder that contains Compiler.exe.

To test out the same with SharpSnmpPro.Mib assembly,

  1. Clone the extensions assembly from GitHub .

  2. Replace the project reference to SharpSnmpPro.Mib with a NuGet package reference to SharpSnmpPro.Mib.

  3. Use ObjectTree.GenerateSourceFiles(string outputFolder) method to generate C# source files.

Extending Test Agent#

Once the source files are generated (in modules foldler for example), a C# project called Objects.csproj can be found in the same folder.

Open snmpd.csproj in #SNMP Library source code, and add a reference to this new project, and the generated management objects can be added to the agent for testing.

Limitations#

This article is provided as it is, and there is no official support to use either the test agent or the generated C# classes for production usage.