Packing and publishing nuget from standard .NET project is very simple. Create or generate nuspec file and run
The appearance of the Core framework and project.json file caused the a little change. Due to historical reason, in .NET Core we have two command line interfaces with utilities for packages.
- DNU – DNX utility, used in project < RC2
- Dotnet – the newest CLI, combined tool composed of DNX and DNU
Packaging functionality in both tools is very similar. I prefer dotnet cli, because this utility has an one, very important feature – passing suffix version.
Let’s start with demo. XGain is in version 1.0.0 – you can read this from project.json file.
What about this asterisk? It is a place for a build number. Command which generates a nuget package of XGain in version 18.104.22.168 is really easy
dotnet pack --version-suffix 1
By default, dotnet will compile project with Debug configuration. You can change this by typing
dotnet pack --version-suffix 1 --configuration Release
Your package is ready, just go to the nuget.org, sign in and publish! 🙂
If you are interested in dotnet pack command, I recommend you Scott’s post, also you can type this command, to get more information.
dotnet pack --help
Just a reminder – XGain available on nuget. You can install this package from nuget package manager or by typing this command in package manager command prompt.