.NET Framework Installing the NuGet Package Manager

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In order to be able to manage your projects' packages, you need the NuGet Package Manager. This is a Visual Studio Extension, explained in the official docs: Installing and Updating NuGet Client.

Starting with Visual Studio 2012, NuGet is included in every edition, and can be used from: Tools -> NuGet Package Manager -> Package Manager Console.

You do so through the Tools menu of Visual Studio, clicking Extensions and Updates:

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This installs both the GUI:

  • Available through clicking "Manage NuGet Packages..." on a project or its References folder

And the Package Manager Console:

  • Tools -> NuGet Package Manager -> Package Manager Console.
Managing Packages through the console