NuGet 2.6 Released and Included in Visual Studio 2013 Preview

We are excited to announce that NuGet 2.6 has been released and it is included in the box with Visual Studio 2013 Preview. For details about what's in the release, the release notes are published on docs.nuget.org. NuGet 2.6 Features Support for Visual Studio 2013 NuGet 2.6 is the first release that provides support for Visual ...

Package Manager Dialog vs. Package Manager Console, some differences!

One common misconception we see among NuGet users is that NuGet could only install/ update to the latest version of a package in VS. This is due to the fact that through 'NuGet Package Manager Dialog' we only show that latest (stable or prerelease) version of any package. But, NuGet provides the ability to install/ update to any specific ...

Play with Packages, programmatically!

One of the many often seen requests, from developers using NuGet, is examples on our NuGet core APIs. The requests range from finding meta-data for the packages to installing the package programmatically. In this blog post, I will provide a few examples of using NuGet Core APIs. Getting Started To use NuGet Core APIs, install NuGet.Core ...

Where else is NuGet used in Visual Studio?

All NuGet users are probably familiar with both the Manage NuGet Packages dialog and the Package Manager Console. These are the main user interfaces for installing and managing packages. However, NuGet is also used in a couple of more subtle places. Below are a few of them that I am aware of. With the exception of the New Project dialog, ...

A quick note about the new MinClientVersion attribute

In the NuGet 2.5 release, we added the MinClientVersion property to the package manifest schema to allow for a package to demand the minimum version of the NuGet client that can install it. Because this feature was added in version 2.5, older versions of NuGet won't be able to recognize it. Therefore, older clients will always refuse to ...

Support for Native Projects

In the NuGet 2.5 release notes, we called out that NuGet now has support for native projects. We wanted to explain exactly what "support for native projects" means. Visual Studio Support Until NuGet 2.5, if you were working in a Visual C++ project, the 'Manage NuGet Packages' context menu would not show up for the project; with NuGet 2.5, we...

NuGet 2.5 Released

Download it now NuGet was included in all editions of Visual Studio 2012 and it's also available for Visual Studio 2010 through the Visual Studio Extension Manager. To get the latest version of NuGet installed in Visual Studio, either check for updates in the extension manager or download the latest version directly. Acknowledgements We ...

XDT web.config transforms

Sitting there since October 12, 2010, with a total of 55 votes accumulated since then, there's a NuGet feature that has had more than its fair share of attention: Support Visual Studio (XDT) Web.config Transforms. It's the 17th highest voted work item of all time for NuGet, and the 5th highest voted open work item. Today, we are announcing ...

Goodbye preview.nuget.org. Hello staging.nuget.org!

TL;DR The preview.nuget.org site is going away. Switch to staging.nuget.org by April 26th! Goodbye preview.nuget.org We have a version of the NuGet Gallery called "Preview" and it's been hosted at preview.nuget.org since early in the Gallery's lifetime. Until recently, our QA team used preview.nuget.org to do their testing, but we've also ...

NuGet 2.5 Release Candidate

Updated: The NuGet 2.5 Release Candidate was available from April 15 to April 25, 2013. For the several hundred of you that downloaded the release candidate, we truly appreciate your verification of the RC build that became the final release. What's Included in NuGet 2.5 This release was so big, we felt compelled to skip versions 2.3 and 2.4...