JetBrains Rider 2021.2 Help

NuGet window

This window lets you manage NuGet packages in your solution.

Packages tab

In this tab, you can manage installed packages and explore available packages. In the search field, you can enter a package name to look for or use prefixes: T: to look for types and N: to look for namespaces.

Packages that are referenced from other installed packages are displayed in the Implicitly Installed category. Their versions are shown in brackets because you cannot upgrade or downgrade them. To learn which package references an implicitly installed one, right-click it and choose Quick NuGet Documentation or press Ctrl+Q.

JetBrains Rider Nuget window

Toolbar Controls

ControlNameDescription
Nuget restoreRestoreCalls the standard NuGet restore mechanism (which can be slow, especially on .NET Core projects). Alternatively, you can use the 'Force' restore mechanism, which performs a number of heuristics to determine which packages should be restored. The 'Force' algorithm works almost instantaneously, however there could be cases where it fails to restore some packages.
We recommend using force restore for large projects. It is available in the main menu (Tools | NuGet | NuGet Force Restore) or in the NuGet quick list Alt+Shift+N.
Themed icon refresh screen grayRefreshUpdates window content to reflect any changes made in the code or externally.
Icon toggle output positionToggle Details PositionUse this button to change the position (right or bottom) of the details pane, which lets you view details as well as install/remove/upgrade/downgrade the selected package.
Icon nuget upgradeUpgrade all packages in SolutionUse this button to upgrade packages installed in all projects within the current solution. Depending on the Prerelease checkbox, JetBrains Rider will either upgrade packages to their latest release versions or to the latest pre-release versions.
Icons object browser sortedNuGet Sort ModeYou can choose whether to sort the packages alphabetically or to use the smart sorting mode, which applies some heuristics to raise most important packages (for example, packages with updates) closer to the top. Sorting mode only applies to the list of installed packages and to the list of projects in the right-hand part. The list of available packages is always sorted by popularity.
Themed icon settings screen grayNuGet SettingsOpens the Build, Execution, Deployment | NuGet page of JetBrains Rider settings, where you can configure all settings related to NuGet package management.

Sources tab

In the Sources tab of the NuGet window, Rider lists all NuGet configuration files discovered on your machine. You can add, remove, or edit package sources for the selected config file on the right panel, or click these files to open them in the editor.

If necessary, you can add or remove package sources manually, by editing the packageSources section of a configuration file. For example:

<packageSources> <add key="My online package source" value="https://some.address/"/> <add key="My local package source" value="C:\NuGetPackages\"/> </packageSources>

Use the Reload Reload button to re-scan related NuGet configuration files.

Folders tab

NuGet caches all downloaded packages to make them available when there is no Internet connection and to prevent multiple downloads of the same package.

With Rider, you can view locations of NuGet caches and clear selected locations in the Folders tab of the NuGet window. Clearing NuGet caches is safe, it does not affect packages installed in your projects.

Toolbar Controls

ControlNameDescription
Nuget restoreRestoreCalls the standard NuGet restore mechanism (which can be slow, especially on .NET Core projects). Alternatively, you can use the 'Force' restore mechanism, which performs a number of heuristics to determine which packages should be restored. The 'Force' algorithm works almost instantaneously, however there could be cases where it fails to restore some packages.
We recommend using force restore for large projects. It is available in the main menu (Tools | NuGet | NuGet Force Restore) or in the NuGet quick list Alt+Shift+N.
Themed icon refresh screen grayRecalculate Folder SizesUse this button to re-scan all cache folders and update their displayed sizes.
Themed icon folder opened screen grayOpen FolderUse this button to open selected cache folder in the Explorer/Finder.
Icons actions gcClear Selected CachesUse this button to clear the contents of the selected cache folder.
Themed icon settings screen grayNuGet SettingsOpens the Build, Execution, Deployment | NuGet page of JetBrains Rider settings, where you can configure all settings related to NuGet package management.

Log tab

This tab displays logs of everything related to NuGet package management in Rider.

Toolbar Controls

ControlNameDescription
Icon show contentShow ContentAllows you to show or hide details of the log messages.
Icons actions list filesShow/Hide LevelUse this button to display or hide verbosity level (INFO, VERBOSE, etc.) in log messages.
Icons actions toggle soft wrapUse Soft WrapsUse this button to enable line wrapping for lines exceeding the current width of the output area.
Icons run configurations scroll downScroll to the endUse this button to enable automatic scrolling of the output to the last line so that the most resent messages.
Icons actions gcClear AllUse this button to clear the log output.
Verbosity LevelUse this selector to only display log entries whose verbosity level equals or lower than selected.
Icons vcs historyShow TimeAllows you to show or hide execution time for each item.

Title bar context menu and buttons

You can right-click the window title bar and use the context menu to configure its viewing mode, associate the window with a different tool window bar, or resize and hide the window.

You can also use the toolbar buttons:

ItemShortcutDescription
Scroll from Editor

Automatically sets the focus on the object name in the Project view when the editor area is in focus.

Hide tool windowShift+Escape

Hide the tool window.

To hide all the tool windows, press Ctrl+Shift+F12.

Last modified: 29 September 2021