Start Proxying .NET Packages NuGet Gallery with Nexus Professional

April 17, 2012 By Tim O'Brien

Start Proxying .NET Packages NuGet Gallery with Nexus Pro

We announced that Nexus Professional added support for .NET and NuGet repositories, but I wanted to reiterate that message by supplying some very detailed instructions to walk you through the process. NuGet has quickly become the defacto way to install libraries in Visual Studio, and, in some ways, the IDE integration between Visual Studio and NuGet Gallery puts integration between Maven and Eclipse or IntelliJ to shame. The Outercurve Foundation and Microsoft have created a really compelling GUI for discovering and integrating new OSS components.

If you’ve downloaded Nexus Professional 2.0 to start using or evaluating support for .NET and NuGet packages. Here are the steps you need to take to get started. (Don’t have Visual Studio, but you are still interested in exploring this feature? You can download Visual Web Developer 2010 Express and get started).

First, know that Nexus Professional doesn’t ship with any NuGet repositories pre-configured.   The overall process for starting to proxy NuGet Gallery is to configure the required repositories on Nexus, group them into a single repository group, and then configure Visual Studio to read from Nexus.     To start proxying NuGet Gallery follow these How-tos in order:

This process is also captured in a shareable Link Bundle walking you through the same collection of related How-tos.

  • Robert Zimmens

    I am trying the Nexus NuGet support, but the search won’t find any NuGet packages I have in Nexus. I mean – I can see them in the repos, and the search is empty. I saw someone from JFrog claims that Nexus doesn’t support searching for NuGet packages at all. Can it be true?!

    • Brian Fox

      All the NuGet components can be merged into a unified feed that it presented to the NuGet client. Then everything is discoverable / searchable right from within Visual Studio

      • Robert Zimmens

        Thanks for your reply. But can I search from Nexus UI? Like I do for all my jars?

  • Delcho

    Guys, all links in article are broken!