[][src]Crate udp_netmsg

User Datagram Protocol Network Messenger

If you're looking to easily send and receive Udp Messages then this crate is perfect for you. This gives you the ability to define your own Net Messages by simply creating a struct and implementing a trait. The datagrams can be sent with or without a prepended id, and the id can be created automatically or manually.

Automatic id generation relies on the name of the datagram, not the layout, so make sure to name the datagram structs the same between programs. Additionally, the id generator relies on the hashmap hasher, so using different rust versions between programs may change the generated id even if the names are the same (if the rust versions differ in how the hasher works). Automatic id generation is provided for convenience. It is suggested that you define your own id for each datagram using the set_id method.


This crate supports any data format that is also supported by Serde. Not all formats are implemented by this crate to reduce the size however they can be implemented by the user via the SerDesType trait. See examples of the implementations here

Convenience Implementations:

  • JSON
  • Bincode
  • YAML


use udp_netmsg::prelude::*;
use serde::{Serialize, Deserialize};
use std::{thread, time};
#[derive(Serialize, Deserialize)]
struct UpdatePos {
    pub x: f32,
    pub y: f32,
    pub z: f32
fn main() {
    let mut net_msg = Builder::init().start::<JSON>().unwrap(); 
    let pos = UpdatePos{x: 15f32, y: 15f32, z: 15f32};
    net_msg.send(pos, String::from("")).unwrap();



UDP manager and associated methods


Traits used for implementing SerDes formats and operations