Easily identify which dependencies can be removed from an MSBuild project.
How to install and run
nuget install ReferenceTrimmer
- Note where NuGet specified it installed the package, which should match the location specified in your NuGet.config (it will look like "Installing package 'ReferenceTrimmer' to...")
- Navigate to the root directory to use for analysis
ReferenceTrimmer.exefrom the location noted in step 2. Within the package it's in the
The program should then output which References, ProjectReferences, and PackageReferences should be removed from each project (if any).
All arguments are optional.
-p, --path Path from which to start searching for projects. Defaults to the current working directory. -c, --compile Compile a project if its intermediate assembly doesn't exist. -r, --restore Restore a project if its assets file doesn't exist and is needed to for PackageReference analysis. -b, --binlog Creates a binlog if a Compile or Restore is needed. This can help with debugging failures. -m, --msbuildpath Overrides the MsBuild tools path