This guide gets you started with OR-Tools in .Net with a simple working example.
Although these instructions might also work on other MacOS variants, we have only tested them on machines meeting the following requirements:
- MacOS 13.0.1 (Ventura) Intel 64-bit (x86_64)
- MacOS 13.0.1 (Ventura) M1 (arm64)
The following sections describe the prerequisites for installing OR-Tools.
Xcode Command Line Tools
You must install the Xcode Command Line Tools. To do so, open the
Terminal, found in
/Applications/Utilities/, and enter:
Click “Install” to download and install Xcode Command Line Tools. You don’t need to "Get Xcode" from the App Store. If you have a slow Internet connection, it may take many minutes.
Verify that you’ve successfully installed Xcode Command Line Tools:
You should see:
To install the remaining prerequisites, we recommend first installing the "missing package manager for macOS" otherwise known as Homebrew. To do so, open a terminal window and enter:
/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)"
To verify that you’ve successfully installed brew:
You should see:
Homebrew 1.6.9-8-g25542d7 Homebrew/homebrew-core (git revision 0e0c84; last commit 2018-06-20)
.Net 6.0 SDK
You must install the .Net 6.0 SDK.
Once you have installed Homebrew, you can install the dotnet-sdk package by opening a terminal window and enter:
brew cask install dotnet-sdk
You can test
dotnet cli is correctly installed using the following command:
Get the .Net example code
The example code is located in the dotnet_or-tools repo.
Download the repo as a zip file and unzip it, or clone the repo:
git clone -b v9.8 --depth 1 https://github.com/or-tools/dotnet_or-tools
Change to the examples directory:
Build the example
Build the project using:
dotnet build -C Release
Run the example
Run the binary using:
dotnet run -C Release
Congratulations! You've just run an application with OR-Tools, you are ready to get started with OR-Tools.