FileWatcherEx.NetStandard 2.6.0

dotnet add package FileWatcherEx.NetStandard --version 2.6.0
NuGet\Install-Package FileWatcherEx.NetStandard -Version 2.6.0
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="FileWatcherEx.NetStandard" Version="2.6.0" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add FileWatcherEx.NetStandard --version 2.6.0
#r "nuget: FileWatcherEx.NetStandard, 2.6.0"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install FileWatcherEx.NetStandard as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=FileWatcherEx.NetStandard&version=2.6.0

// Install FileWatcherEx.NetStandard as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=FileWatcherEx.NetStandard&version=2.6.0

FileWatcherEx for Windows

A wrapper of System.IO.FileSystemWatcher to standardize the events and avoid false change notifications. It has been being used in ImageGlass - A lightweight, versatile image viewer project.

This project is based on the VSCode FileWatcher:



  • Standardizes the events of System.IO.FileSystemWatcher.
  • No false change notifications when a file system item is created, deleted, changed or renamed.
  • Supports .NET 6.0, 7.0.


Run the command:

# Nuget package
Install-Package FileWatcherEx


See Demo project for full details!

using FileWatcherEx;

var _fw = new FileSystemWatcherEx(@"C:\path\to\watch");

// event handlers
_fw.OnRenamed += FW_OnRenamed;
_fw.OnCreated += FW_OnCreated;
_fw.OnDeleted += FW_OnDeleted;
_fw.OnChanged += FW_OnChanged;
_fw.OnError += FW_OnError;

// thread-safe for event handlers
_fw.SynchronizingObject = this;

// start watching

void FW_OnRenamed(object sender, FileChangedEvent e)
  // do something here



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Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET net5.0 was computed.  net5.0-windows was computed.  net6.0 is compatible.  net6.0-android was computed.  net6.0-ios was computed.  net6.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net6.0-macos was computed.  net6.0-tvos was computed.  net6.0-windows was computed.  net7.0 is compatible.  net7.0-android was computed.  net7.0-ios was computed.  net7.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net7.0-macos was computed.  net7.0-tvos was computed.  net7.0-windows was computed.  net8.0 is compatible.  net8.0-android was computed.  net8.0-browser was computed.  net8.0-ios was computed.  net8.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net8.0-macos was computed.  net8.0-tvos was computed.  net8.0-windows was computed. 
.NET Core netcoreapp2.0 was computed.  netcoreapp2.1 was computed.  netcoreapp2.2 was computed.  netcoreapp3.0 was computed.  netcoreapp3.1 was computed. 
.NET Standard netstandard2.0 is compatible.  netstandard2.1 is compatible. 
.NET Framework net461 was computed.  net462 was computed.  net463 was computed.  net47 was computed.  net471 was computed.  net472 was computed.  net48 was computed.  net481 was computed. 
MonoAndroid monoandroid was computed. 
MonoMac monomac was computed. 
MonoTouch monotouch was computed. 
Tizen tizen40 was computed.  tizen60 was computed. 
Xamarin.iOS xamarinios was computed. 
Xamarin.Mac xamarinmac was computed. 
Xamarin.TVOS xamarintvos was computed. 
Xamarin.WatchOS xamarinwatchos was computed. 
Compatible target framework(s)
Included target framework(s) (in package)
Learn more about Target Frameworks and .NET Standard.
  • .NETStandard 2.0

    • No dependencies.
  • .NETStandard 2.1

    • No dependencies.
  • net6.0

    • No dependencies.
  • net7.0

    • No dependencies.
  • net8.0

    • No dependencies.

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2.6.0 123 3/8/2024