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The Home repository is the starting point for people to learn about NuGet, the project. If you’re new to NuGet, and want to add packages to your own projects, check our docs. This repo contains pointers to the various GitHub repositories used by NuGet and allows folks to learn more about what’s coming in NuGet.

NuGet is being actively developed by the .NET Foundation. NuGet is the package manager for the Microsoft development platform including .NET. The NuGet client tools provide the ability to produce and consume packages. The NuGet Gallery is the central package repository used by all package authors and consumers and has a live deployment at www.nuget.org.

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NuGet Docs

The NuGet Docs are the ideal place to start if you are new to NuGet. They are categorized in 3 broader topics:

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The NuGet Blog is where we announce new features, write engineering blog posts, demonstrate proof-of-concepts and features under development.

Repos and Projects

  • NuGet client tools - this repo contains the following clients:

    • NuGet command-line tool 3.0 and higher
    • Visual Studio 2015 Extension
    • PowerShell CmdLets
  • NuGet V2 - this repo contains the following clients:

    • NuGet command-line tool 2.9
    • Visual Studio Extension (Previous versions e.g. Visual studio 2013)
    • PowerShell CmdLets
    • NuGet.Core

NuGet.org is backed by several core services:

NuGet.Server is a lightweight standalone NuGet server.

A full list of all the repos is available as well.

How to build NuGet VisualStudio extension

###Prerequisites: - VisualStudio 2015 - VisualStudio 2015 SDK - Windows 10 SDK - Git - Powershell

###Steps to build the clients tools repo: - Clone NuGet.Client Repo by running the following command git clone https://github.com/NuGet/NuGet.Client - Start powershell - CD into the clone repo directory - Run .\build.ps1 -CleanCache

######In case you have build issues please clean the local repo using git clean -xdf and retry building

####Notable .\build.ps1 switches - -SkipVS14 - skips building binaries targeting Visual Studio “14” (released as Visual Studio 2015) - -SkipVS15 - skips building binaries targeting Visual Studio “15”

Note that if only one of Visual Studio 2015 (Dev14) or Visual Studio 15 (Dev15) is installed, neither of the above switches is necessary - the script will build according to the installed version.

  • -SkipXProj - skips building the NuGet.Core XProj projects
  • -SkipTests - builds binaries, skips running tests
  • -SkipRestore - builds without restoring first
  • -SkipSubmodules - builds without updating submodules
  • -SkipILMerge - builds without creating an ILMerged nuget.exe
  • -Fast - skips tests, submodule updates, and ILMerged nuget.exe

###Build Artifacts - (RepoRootFolder)\Artifacts - this folder will contain the Vsix and NuGet command-line - (RepoRootFolder)\Nupkgs - this folder will contain all our projects packages

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