DEXi.NET: Open-source DEXi .NET Library in C#

Version 1.0

Purpose contains an open-source library of C# classes that implement the evaluation of decision alternatives based on qualitative multi-attribute models produced by DEXi software.

DEXi.NET was ported from the JDEXi3 (java) library. DEXi.NET supports all non-deprecated functions of JDEXi3.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.

Contents of

src/ - contains C# source files:
  DEXi.NET.cs - the library of C# classes
  DEXiEval.cs - a console application for the evaluation of alternatievs
  TestDEXi.cs - a console application showing typical uses of the library
bin/ - contains the corresponding dll and exe files
Car.dxi - a sample DEXi file (car selection demo)
readme.html - this file


A console application for the evaluation of decision alternatives. It takes 2 mandatory parameters:
  1. DEXi_file_name: file containing a DEXi model (.dxi)
  2. Variables: a ";"-separated list of name=value pairs


DEXi3Eval.exe Car.dxi "BUY.PRICE=low;MAINT.PRICE=low;#PERS=more;#DOORS=more;LUGGAGE=big;SAFETY=high"


Loads a DEXi model, displays some of its elements (attributes, value scales, decision rules) and evaluates a random decision alternative.

TestDEXi.exe Car.dxi

Version information

Version 1.0 (2017)

Maintained by Marko Bohanec. Comments and suggestions to

Last update: May 10, 2017