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NuGet Home

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.

This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact opencode@microsoft.com with any additional questions or comments.

Documentation and Further Learning

NuGet Docs

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

NuGet Blog

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

Contributing

There are many ways in which you can participate in the project, for example:

If you are interested in fixing issues and contributing directly to the code base, please see the document Contribute To NuGet, which covers the following:

  • How to build and run from source
  • The development workflow, including debugging and running tests
  • Coding guidelines
  • Submitting pull requests
  • Finding an issue to work on
  • And much more!

Note: Not all of our repositories are open for contribution yet. Ping us if unsure.

Feedback

If you're having trouble with the NuGet.org Website, file a bug on the NuGet Gallery Issue Tracker.

If you're having trouble with the NuGet client tools (the Visual Studio extension, NuGet.exe command line tool, etc.), file a bug on NuGet Home.

Repos and Projects

  • NuGet client tools - this repo contains the following clients:
    • NuGet command-line tool 4.0 and higher
    • Visual Studio Extension (2017 and later)
    • PowerShell CmdLets

NuGet.org is backed by several core services:

NuGet.Server is a lightweight standalone NuGet server.

NuGet Documentation contains NuGet's documentation.

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

NuGet Packages by the NuGet team

We dogfood all of our stuff. NuGet uses NuGet to build NuGet, so to speak. All of our NuGet packages, which you can use in your own projects as well, are available from our NuGet.org profile page.

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