AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Adds or overwrites one or more tags for the specified Amazon EC2 resource or resources. Each resource can have a maximum of 50 tags. Each tag consists of a key and optional value. Tag keys must be unique per resource.

For more information about tags, see Tagging Your Resources in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide. For more information about creating IAM policies that control users' access to resources based on tags, see Supported Resource-Level Permissions for Amazon EC2 API Actions in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.


For .NET Core and PCL this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to CreateTagsAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.EC2
Assembly: AWSSDK.EC2.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public virtual CreateTagsResponse CreateTags(
         CreateTagsRequest request
Type: Amazon.EC2.Model.CreateTagsRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the CreateTags service method.

Return Value
The response from the CreateTags service method, as returned by EC2.


This example adds the tag Stack=production to the specified image, or overwrites an existing tag for the AMI where the tag key is Stack.

To add a tag to a resource

var response = client.CreateTags(new CreateTagsRequest 
    Resources = new List {
    Tags = new List {
        new Tag {
            Key = "Stack",
            Value = "production"


Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms

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