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The NuGet Gallery is the central package repository for NuGet, the package manager for .NET.

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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about NuGet and what they use it for.
  • Where can I find a "standalone" version of the Windows App SDK?
    Technically to access the Windows App SDK you only need the Microsoft.WindowsAppSDK NuGet packge, which you can download from and a WinRT projection. That leads to a bad experience though, so that's how VS is generally needed. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • What should I know about C# as a Java/Python dev?
    Here's the kicker... Unlike Java and Python, the vast majority of the libraries you need are built into The DotNet Runtime Packages. When you do need something specialized, you'll find it on the Nuget Package Repository. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Anyone building Wix installs with .Net6 ?
    The nuget.config points to the typical link and one of our own links. This runtime should be on the azure build VM. and I dont think any reference should be required for it. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Refactoring a checksum until it runs 100 times faster
    Go to and search for "crc32 fast" - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Godot 4 build with C# support!
    Since the nuget Packages are not being distributed to yet, you will need to add a custom source for your Nuget packages. As it is mentioned in the Github repository under modules/mono/, you can add a Nuget source with the following command:. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Need some help/direction reading CSV into MySQL without duplication
    Don't reinvent the wheel. There are several CSV reader libraries on I've used TinyCsvParser in a couple of projects and it's worked well for me. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Deciding between UiPath and BP
    Also because its .net, you have access to repositories from everywhere, if you cant do the hard codding yourself most likely someone already did it and post in in or others. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Are there any ways to save my favourite nuget packages in visual studio so i can easily find them in new projects?
    Bookmark the listings in your browser? - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Nobody talks about that Nuget gallery needs to sign back in every time?
    My dotnet library CI, which automatically pushes new releases on every push to the main branch on - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Making the case for rewriting .NET Framework apps in .NET 6?
    Netstandard2.0 in particular is rather funky, since although net48 applications can consume netstandard2.0, you have to be familiar with various interop packages you'll need from to make things work while you transition. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • What .NET-related obscure errors have you encountered, and how did you solve them?
    Scenario 2: some guy called me because he was getting some errors with NuGet, the errors were all about how NuGet couldn't restore packages because it couldn't find some Microsoft packages. It worked for everyone else but him. Nuget source was configured as normal. No VPN connection (we have to use it for some client-internal packages in artifactory, but not the case here), nothing. It was as if the packages... - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • AWS Tools Suck
    If you go on you should see a big yellow banner on the deprecated packages: - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Hackers use video player to steal credit cards from over 100 sites
    Also having a dedicated repository for the used packages instead of pulling everything directly from a public source (e.g.: helps preventing unintentional (and potentially vulnerable) transitive dependencies. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • GitLab CE - host NuGet packages at a group level, publish from a project level
    Oh, bonus points for setting up a local cache - like setting it up to pull from and keeping a copy for local delivery. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • [Bug] - [Help] || Azure Pipelines 'private nuget package cache' not updating versions
    FeedsToUse results in using both the feed you specify and the one which might not be desirable. In our org, we connect the internal feed with as a source and then use nuget.config to clear all package source and use only the Azure DevOps one. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • New Laptop, Dependencies all broken!
    If everything is locked down that tight, you really don't have any choice than the file a ticket with IT requesting them to unblock access to, and then send an email to your manager referencing the ticket and stating that you are unable to continue with that project. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • What is the Blazor version of npm?
    Although does have a search, I'd most likely google 'blazor xxxxx' and that would either lead to how to do it, and / or the package to use. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • EF vs Dapper - a false dilemma
    How so? I work on, our architecture is based on event sourcing. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Microsoft / Github should stop treating open-source software as malware and forcing developers to pay for certificates, if they actually care about open-source developers
    Well, Microsoft owns GH. Damn, it owns - you can't sign into NuGet using other means than Microsoft accounts. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • How to consume COM objects in .NET5?
    System.Speech is still available. One thing that Microsoft has gone to doing for the non-"Base" libraries is releasing them as a nuget packages. A search on finds this from Microsoft: - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Free community version of QueryStorm (C# and SQL IDE in Excel)
    Hm, interesting thought. If you published an extension to others would be able to download it but only as a nuget package that you can install into a project. For each feed you can configure if it contains nuget packages or extensions, so users would need to change this setting for the feed to indicate that it contains both. This is done so users are not swamped with nuget packages in the... - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

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Repository Management Tools
NuGet is the official package manager for .NET managed by the Outercurve Foundation. The original purpose to have a repository manager is to organize on your binary components that the development team relies upon and to maintain it properly. The whole idea of committing these along with your source code beats the purpose of using any Repository Managers and hence NuGet comes into use. The NuGet workflow has been...

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