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The latest news, updates, and insights from the NuGet team

Consolidated REST API deployed

A few weeks back, we deployed our consolidated REST API powering NuGet.org and the NuGet client experience in Visual Studio. An invisible change for our users, but a big change for the NuGet team. This consolidated REST API lays the foundation of our future work on the server side of NuGet. In this post, we want to expand a little on the ...

The 1st Billion

Today, NuGet.org reached one billion downloads. This is a momentous achievement for our users and the community of package authors who continue to use and build new libraries that is the cornerstone of .NET adoption. We want to take this opportunity to give a huge thank you to the millions of our users who made this milestone possible. With ...

Accelerate your network share hosted Package Source

This is a guest blog, by Andrew Arnott from the Visual Studio team. Andrew was having performance issues with NuGet updating or installing packages from a UNC share. These issues where well known, and our solution in the past was to point people to http servers. We discussed this issue with Andrew and suggested that the new supported folder ...

How to use XDT in NuGet – Examples and Facts

Starting with NuGet 2.6, XML-Document-Transform (XDT) is supported to transform XML files inside a project. The XDT syntax can be utilized in the .install.xdt and .uninstall.xdt file(s) under the package's Content folder, which will be applied during package installation and uninstallation time, respectively. One of XDT’s greatest strengths...

A quick tutorial on the Update-Package command

Among the supported commands in NuGet's Package Manager Console, Update-Package is arguably the most powerful in terms of its supported parameters and switches. The primary purpose of the command is to update package(s) in your projects to a higher (possibly latest) version. However, the provided parameters allow you to twist this behavior in ...

Creating custom package rules for your build

When you build your NuGet packages using nuget.exe, you may have noticed that sometimes you get a warning about the created package. Here's one example: This warning is generated by one of NuGet's package analysis rules. Think of these as the NuGet equivalent of an FxCop rule. When nuget.exe creates a package, it automatically executes the ...

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