Project Description
New-NuGetPackage.ps1 is a PowerShell script to make creating and publishing NuGet packages quick and easy, using a .nuspec or project file, from Explorer or PS.

This script depends on nuget.exe, and it is recommended that you add nuget to your PATH.

  • The script uses nuget.exe to pack a .nuspec or project file (.csproj, .vbproj, .fsproj) and optionally push it to a NuGet gallery.
  • Can be ran from PowerShell or directly from Windows Explorer (e.g. double-click it).
  • If no parameters are provided the user will be prompted for:
    • the .nuspec or project file to pack, or package to push (if one can't be found automatically)
    • the version number and release notes to use for the package (if a .nuspec file is used)
    • whether the package should be pushed to a NuGet gallery or not.
  • Parameters may be provided to supply these values and/or suppress the prompts, so it can be integrated into your build system.
The script provides parameters for the Pack and Push Options, which will be passed as-is to nuget.exe, allowing for all of the same functionality as calling nuget.exe directly yourself.

This script is also used by a NuGet Package that you can use to automate making your project's NuGet packages.

Here are some examples of how to run the script from PowerShell:
& .\New-NuGetPackage.ps1    # Can use relative path when in same directory as the script.
& "C:\Some Folder\New-NuGetPackage.ps1"   # Use absolute path to run script from anywhere.

Below are more examples of calling the script. For more information on the script and its parameters, check out the documentation.

& ".\New-NuGetPackage.ps1" -NuSpecFilePath ".\Some Folder\SomeNuSpecFile.nuspec"

& .\New-NuGetPackage.ps1 -ProjectFilePath "C:\Some Folder\TestProject.csproj" -VersionNumber "1.1" -ReleaseNotes "Version 1.1 contains many bug fixes."

& .\New-NuGetPackage.ps1 -ProjectFilePath "C:\Some Folder\TestProject.csproj" -PackOptions "-Build -OutputDirectory ""C:\Output""" -UsePowerShellPrompts

& .\New-NuGetPackage.ps1 -NuSpecFilePath "C:\Some Folder\SomeNuSpecFile.nuspec" -NoPrompt

& .\New-NuGetPackage.ps1 -NuSpecFilePath ".\Some Folder\SomeNuSpecFile.nuspec" -VersionNumber "" -DoNotUpdateNuSpecFile

& .\New-NuGetPackage.ps1 -PushPackageToNuGetGallery -PushOptions "-Source """" -ApiKey ""EAE1E980-5ECB-4453-9623-F0A0250E3A57"""

& .\New-NuGetPackage.ps1 -NuGetExecutableFilePath "C:\Utils\NuGet.exe"

& .\New-NuGetPackage.ps1 -PackageFilePath "C:\Some Folder\MyPackage.nupkg"

Last edited Sep 7, 2013 at 4:44 AM by deadlydog, version 30