"I can't say enough good things about it"

"Thanks a thousandfold for Nini. I can't say enough good things about it, and I've only been using it for a few days." -Christopher Nehren, BSD# developer

"One of the best configuration libraries"

"Nini is one of the best configuration libraries out there... It's lightweight, and runs on multiple platforms" -Sean McCormack, MVP

"No .NET developer should be without it"

"If you haven't heard of Nini: Configuration Library, you need to check it out. No .NET developer should be without it." -13one

"It's a real life saver"

"It's Open Source, and free. I've started using it in one of the projects I've been working on, and it's a real life saver. I thought I was going to have to do it myself the hard way." -Chris Anderson


Nini is an uncommonly powerful .NET configuration library designed to help build highly configurable applications quickly.

Project News

[21 Jul 2010] Web Site Back Online and THANKS!!!

Hello every. Long time no talk :) My apologies for the down time.
Markdown stopped working on the new Sourceforge page and it took me a while to get to it.

Thanks so much for all of the great reviews people have been giving. I really appreciate them. Here's a couple:

Lastly thanks so much for all of the downloads! The total as of today is 30,073 downloads which is just a staggering number. Thanks so much!

[23 Mar 2006] Nini 1.1 Stable Released

This is the second stable release of Nini. It adds loads of enhancements and fixes all known bugs. Here is the change list:

[21 Mar 2006] Nini on Unix

Nini has been added to a few Unix platforms thanks to the Mono Project. Check them out:

[28 Jul 2005] and Nini

I just noticed that 30+ people added Nini to their bookmarks under the nini tag:

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[25 Jul 2005] Nini 1.0 stable has been released!

After nearly two years of development Nini has reached it's goal of a feature complete and stable 1.0 version. It has been powering my company's TV traffic report application which is broadcast in 10 US cities for over a year now. Needless to say anything software shown on TV needs to run flawlessly so you can rest assured that it will do the same for you :)

Here is a short list of the changes to the library:

[21 Jun 2005] Signed Mono DLL for Nini 0.9.2

Christopher Nehren informed me that Mono has support for signed DLLs. I created a signed version of the 0.9.2 DLL and attached it to a bug if you need it now. It will be available in the next version of Nini if you can wait.

[18 Apr 2005] Projects using Nini

I thought that I'd make an update about the projects using the Nini library. If your program/project is not listed then let me know and I will add it.

[14 Mar 2005] Nini 0.9.2 Released

This release was made to add .NET Compact Framework support and to ready Nini for the 1.0 stable release.

[09 Jan 2005] Nini 0.9.1 Released

This release contains many small enhancements and bug fixes. Nini is rapidly approaching 1.0 stable!

[22 Dec 2004] Nini Mentioned by Open Source .NET Evangelist

Brian Nantz, author of Expert Web Services Security with the .Net Platform and Open Source .Net Development mentioned Nini in his ZDNet interview! Thanks Brian!

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