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VS 2015 Update 3: installing a NuGet package as a quick action in the Light Bulb

Among the others, my favorite feature in Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 is the option of adding a NuGet package as a quick action in the Light Bulb, when you type the name of an object that is not defined anyway in the solution. For instance, consider the following figure:

I'm trying to use an object called JsonConvert, which is neither part of the BCL nor defined inside any referenced library. So, if I enable the Light Bulb, I will find a new quick action that suggests me to install from NuGet the Newtonsoft.Json library, which actually defines the JsonConvert object. I need just one click to install the latest version of the library from NuGet, or I can decide to enable the NuGet UI in order to select a different version. In the first case, it's almost immediate:

As you can see, the library is downloaded from NuGet, installed, and referenced. Also, the proper Imports (or using in C#) directive is automatically added and the object is recognized properly.

Notice that this option is not enabled by default, so you first need to go to Tools, Options, Text Editor, Basic (or C#) in the Advanced node and select the option for NuGet suggestions:

A very useful feature, especially if you know in advance the name of objects you use and you want the IDE to do the job for your.


Print | posted on domenica 24 luglio 2016 21:09 | Filed Under [ Visual Studio 2015 ]


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