Tools to surface C++ APIs to C#

CppSharp is a collection of libraries for working with C++ code from .NET.


Generates .NET bindings that wrap C/C++ code allowing interoperability with managed languages. This is useful if you want to consume an existing native library in your managed code or add scripting support to a native codebase.

  • Multiple backends: C++/CLI and C# P/Invoke
  • Multiple ABIs: Itanium (GCC, Clang), MS and MinGW
  • Virtual table overriding support
  • Multiple inheritance support
  • Easily extensible semantics via user passes
  • Work-in-progress support for STL
  • Strongly-typed customization APIs and type maps


Mirrors the Clang’s C++ AST and type system classes in C# APIs.

Check out Clang’s AST introduction docs if you’re not familiar with the architecture.

  • C++ declarations
  • C++ types
  • Class object layout
  • Declaration visitors
  • Type visitors


Provides APIs for parsing C++ source code.

  • Parsing of C++ source code
  • Parsing of libraries archives symbols
  • Parsing of shared libraries symbols
  • Based on the very accurate Clang C++ parser.


Mailing list: Google group

Build bot (CI): builds.tritao.eu


The documentation is still a work-in-progress, please see the following resources for more information:

Getting Started

User’s Manual

Developer’s Manual


  • November 11th 2013 - Released a new version (423) with bug fixes for type maps (when used with template specializations), constructors renaming and better documentation generation.

  • November 5th 2013 - Released a new version (329) with a lot of bug fixes for operators and vtables.

  • September 22nd 2013 - Conversion (type cast) operators wrapped (thanks to @ddobrev)

  • September 21st 2013 - Multiple inheritance now supported (thanks to @ddobrev)

  • September 11th 2013 - Added wrapping of inlined functions (thanks to @ddobrev)

  • September 11th 2013 - New binaries available for Windows (VS2012)

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