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Nuget Packages

Nuget can be used to automatically add files and references to your Visual Studio projects. You can use the Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC NuGet packages without installing the Essential Studio or ASP.NET MVC platform installation to implement the Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC controls.

From v16.2.0.46 (2018 Volume 2 Service Pack 1) onwards, all the Syncfusion components are available as NuGet packages at nuget.org.

Starting with v16.2.0.x, if you reference Syncfusion assemblies from trial setup or from the NuGet package, you must include a license key in your projects. Refer to this link to learn about registering Syncfusion license key in your ASP.NET MVC application to use Syncfusion controls.

Starting from v17.1.0.32 (2018 Volume 1), Syncfusion will no longer publish NuGet packages at nuget.syncfusion.com.

Installing Nuget Packages

Using Nuget Package Manager

The NuGet Package Manager can be used to search and install NuGet packages in the Visual Studio solution or project.

  1. Right-click the project/solution in the Solution Explorer tab, and choose Manage NuGet Packages…

    manage nuget packages

    Alternatively, click Tools, menu, NuGet Package Manager | Manage NuGet Packages for Solution…

  2. Select the NuGet.org from the Package source drop-down.

    package source

  3. All the Syncfusion NuGet Packages are listed and available. Search and install the required packages in your application by clicking the Install button.

    The Syncfusion NuGet packages are published in public NuGet.org from v16.2.0.46. To install earlier version of 16.2.0.46 Syncfusion NuGet packages, configure Syncfusion private feed URL.

Using Package Manager Console

To reference the Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC UI Control using the Package Manager Console as NuGet packages, follow the below steps:

  1. On the Tools menu, select NuGet Package Manager and then Package Manager Console.
  2. Run the following NuGet installation commands.
#install specified package in default project
Install-Package <Package Name>

#install specified package in specified project
Install-Package <Package Name> - ProjectName <Project Name>

For Example

# install specified package in default project
Install-Package Syncfusion.EJ2.MVC5


#install specified package in specified project
Install-Package Syncfusion.EJ2.MVC5 -ProjectName SyncfusionDemoApplication

Using Visual Studio for macOS

  1. Add packages can be used to search and install NuGet packages to the Visual Studio project in macOS.
  2. Right-click the folder in the project, and then select Add Packages…

    add packages

  3. The Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC NuGet Packages available in the package source location will be listed. Search and install the required packages in your application by clicking the Add Package button.

Managing NuGet package using NuGet CLI

The NuGet Command Line Interface (CLI), nuget.exe provides the full extent of NuGet functionality to install, create, publish, and manage packages without making any change to the project files.

  1. Download the latest NuGet CLI here.

    To update the existing nuget.exe to latest version, use the following command.

    nuget update -self
  2. Open the downloaded executable location in the command window and run the following commands to download and install the required NuGet packages to a project specified in the package.config.
#install specified package in default project from specified package source for Windows Platform
nuget.exe install <Package name | ConfigFilePath > <Options>

#install specified package in default project from specified package source for MAC/Linux Platform
mono nuget.exe install <Package name | ConfigFilePath > <Options>

configPath is optional. This identifies the package.config or solutions file that lists the packages utilized in the project.

For Example

#install specific package for Windows
nuget.exe install “Syncfusion.EJ2.MVC5”

#install all package which mention in package.config path for Windows
nuget.exe install “C:\Users\SyncfusionApplication\package.config”

#install specific Syncfusion NuGet package for Windows
nuget.exe install “Syncfusion.EJ2.MVC5”

#install all package which mention in package.config path for Mac and Linux
mono nuget.exe install “C:\Users\SyncfusionApplication\package.config”

To Install v16.2.0.46 before Syncfusion NuGet packages, configure Syncfusion private feed URL.

Upgrading NuGet packages

Using NuGet Package Manager

  1. NuGet packages can be updated to their specific version or latest version available in the Visual Studio solution or project.
  2. Right-click the project/solution in the Solution Explorer tab, and choose Manage NuGet Packages… Alternatively, click Tools menu, NuGet Package Manager | Manage NuGet Packages for Solution…
  3. Select the Updates tab to see the packages available for update. Select the required packages and the specific version from the dropdown and click the Update button.

Using Visual Studio for macOS

  1. Using Update context menu from Visual Studio for Mac application, NuGet packages can be updated.
  2. Right-click the Packages folder in the project and select Update.
  3. This will update the NuGet package to the latest version. You can double-click the Add packages and choose the specific version.

To update all the projects from solution, use update option in the solution level.

Using Package Manger Console

To update the installed Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC NuGet packages using the Package Manager Console, follow the below steps:

  1. On the Tools menu, select NuGet Package Manager, and then Package Manager Console.
  2. Run the following NuGet installation commands.
#Update specific NuGet package in default project
Update-Package <Package Name>

#Update all the packages in default project
Update-Package

#Update specified package in specified project
Update-Package <Package Name> - ProjectName <Project Name>

For Example

#Update specified Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC NuGet package
Update-Package Syncfusion.EJ2.MVC5

#Update specified package in specified project
Update-Package Syncfusion.EJ2.MVC5 -ProjectName SyncfusionDemoApplication

Using NuGet CLI

Using the NuGet CLI, all the NuGet packages in the project can be updated to the available latest version.

  1. Download the latest NuGet CLI from here.

    To update the existing nuget.exe to latest version, use the following command.

    nuget update -self
  2. Open the downloaded executable location in the command window. Run the following “update commands” to update the Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC NuGet packages.
#update all NuGet packages from config file
nuget update <configPath> [options]

#update all NuGet packages
nuget update

configPath is optional. This identifies the package.config or solutions file lists the packages utilized in the project.

For Example

#Update all NuGet packages from config file
nuget update “C:\Users\SyncfusionApplication\package.config”

Update command is not working as expected in Mono (Mac and Linux) and projects using the PackageReference format.

Syncfusion NuGet feed URL Configuration

Get the Syncfusion NuGet feed URL

To get the URL from Syncfusion website, use the following steps:

  1. Navigate to nuget.syncfusion.com, and select WEB tab.
  2. Navigate to WEB(Essential JS 2), click the Copy URL label under ASP.NET MVC platform to copy the Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC platform NuGet feed to clipboard or directly use the following URL: http://nuget.syncfusion.com/nuget_aspnetmvc-js2/nuget/getsyncfusionpackages/aspnetmvc-js2

    nuget url

  3. Now, use this NuGet feed URL to access the Syncfusion NuGet Packages in Visual Studio.

Add the Syncfusion NuGet feed URL

Windows

  1. Open your Visual Studio application.
  2. On the Tools menu, select Options.
  3. Expand the NuGet Package Manager and select Package Sources.
  4. Click the Add button (green plus) and enter the ‘Package Name’ and ‘Package Source URL’ of the Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC NuGet packages.

    Name: Name of the package listed in the available package sources. Source: Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC NuGet Feed URL http://nuget.syncfusion.com/nuget_aspnetmvc-js2/nuget/getsyncfusionpackages/aspnetmvc-js2.

  5. Click the Update button to add the name and source details to package sources.

    package source

MacOS

  1. Open your Visual Studio application.
  2. Right-click the Packages folder in the project, and then select Add Packages…

    add packages

  3. Choose the Configure Sources… from the dropdown that appears in the left corner of the Add Packages dialog.

    congure sources

  4. At the bottom right corner of the dialog, click the Add button to enter the feed name and the URL.

    Name: Enter the name (For e.g., Syncfusion ASP.NET MVC Packages). Location: Enter the following URL – http://nuget.syncfusion.com/nuget_aspnetmvc-js2/nuget/getsyncfusionpackages/aspnetmvc-js2.

  5. Now, click Add Source and then click OK.

NuGet CLI

  1. Download the latest Nuget CLI here.

    To update the existing nuget.exe to latest version, use the following command:

    nuget update -self
  2. Open the downloaded executable location in the command window, and run the following commands to configure the Syncfusion NuGet packages:
#Add specified package source in NuGet.config file for Windows platform
nuget.exe Sources Add –Name <Source name> –Source <Source location>

#Add specified Package Source in Nuget.config file for MAC/Linux platform
mono nuget.exe Sources Add –Name <Source name> –Source <Source location>

For Example

#For Windows platform
nuget.exe Sources Add –Name “Syncfusion Source” –Source “http://nuget.syncfusion.com/nuget_aspnetmvc-js2/nuget/getsyncfusionpackages/aspnetmvc-js2”
#For MAC/Linux platform mono
nuget.exe Sources Add –Name “Syncfusion Source” –Source “http://nuget.syncfusion.com/nuget_aspnetmvc-js2/nuget/getsyncfusionpackages/aspnetmvc-js2”