Strawberry Shakev12
This is documentation for v12, which is no longer actively maintained.
For up-to-date documentation, see the latest stable version.


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Subscriptions in GraphQL represent real-time events that are represented as a stream of query responses. In most cases, subscriptions are used over WebSockets but can also be used with other protocols.

For transport questions, please head over to the network docs.

GraphQL subscriptions can be used through reactive APIs like queries. Instead of a single network request, the store will subscribe to the GraphQL response stream and update the store for each new result.


This section will be based on the getting started tutorial.

To create a subscription, we start with everything in Strawberry Shake by creating a GraphQL file.

  1. Create a new GraphQL file and call it OnSessionUpdated with the following content.
subscription OnSessionUpdated {
onSessionScheduled {
  1. Add the StrawberryShake.Transport.WebSockets package to your project.

  2. Build your project so that the code-generator kicks in.

  3. Configure the transport settings for the WebSocket.

.ConfigureHttpClient(client => client.BaseAddress = new Uri("http://localhost:5050/graphql"))
.ConfigureWebSocketClient(client => client.Uri = new Uri("ws://localhost:5050/graphql"));
  1. A subscription can now be used like any other query by subscribing to it.
var session =
.Subscribe(result =>
// do something with the result

Remember, session is an IDisposable and will stop receiving events when Dispose is invoked.