Creating A Local NuGet Package Repository

This article will show you how to create a Local NuGet package repository and consume packages from it.

NuGet is a simple and convenient way to do this via a graphical user interface or a PowerShell-based command line named Package Management Console. I am going to create a Local NuGet package repository and consume packages from it. The steps are below, along with screenshots.

Creating a Local NuGet Package Repository

We create a new class that we will reuse in other projects,
 
Creating a Local NuGet Package Repository
 
Build the project, and we can see the .nupkg file that is generated.
 
Creating a Local NuGet Package Repository
 
We can find these files that begin at the root of the project by navigating to C:\Users\admin\Desktop\NugetPackageProject\NugetPackageProject\bin\Debug
 
Creating a Local NuGet Package Repository
 
Let's configure Visual Studio to configure this new repository. Navigate to Tools | NuGet Package Manager | Package Manager Settings | Package Sources,
 
Creating a Local NuGet Package Repository
 
Let's add a name to this repository,
 
Creating a Local NuGet Package Repository
 
Let's place the NuGet package we just created,
 
Creating a Local NuGet Package Repository
 
Right-click on the root project in Solution Explorer and select Manage NuGet Packages to open the NuGet Package Manager.
 
If we open the Package source drop-down list in the top-right corner, we can see our new package repository,
 
Creating a Local NuGet Package Repository
 
Creating a Local NuGet Package Repository
 
Now let's install this package in the current project by clicking on the Install button; the following dialog box will appear,
 
Creating a Local NuGet Package Repository
 
Creating a Local NuGet Package Repository
 
After having created our own NuGet package by following the Creating a NuGet package recipe, we will publish it in the NuGet public repository, but we have created an account on the NuGet website.

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