NuGet is a Visual Studio extension that makes it easy to install and update third-party libraries and tools in Visual Studio. NuGet is not mandatory for using the PayPal SDKs but makes managing dependencies in your application a lot simpler.
Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 do not have out of the box support for NuGet. However you can follow the instructions given here to get NuGet working in your IDE.
.NET Framework 4.0 - You must have .NET framework 4.0 installed on your machine.
NuGet.exe - Download the NuGet command line executable from https://dist.nuget.org/index.html
Make sure NuGet.exe is available in the PATH environment variable.
Check if .NET Framework 4.0 or higher is installed in the Computer from Control Panel -> Get programs
Run the following command from Windows Command Prompt >:
wmic product where "Name like 'Microsoft .Net%'" get Name, Version
Please wait for the command to execute, it may take more than a minute to execute
Running the aforesaid command should list the .NET Framework versions installed as in this particular case
[Please note the command might take a while to execute]
Running the aforesaid command should list the .NET Framework versions installed similar to the following:
Name Version Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 1.0 SP3 Developer 1.0.4292 Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 4.5.50709 Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Multi-Targeting Pack 4.5.50709 Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SDK (x64) - ENU 2.0.50727 Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Multi-Targeting Pack 4.0.30319 Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 SDK 4.5.50709 Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 2.0 SP2 2.0.7045 Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 3.5 3.5.7283 Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 1.1.4322 Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 1.0 SP3 1.0.4294
If V4.X is not installed, then download and install
.NET Framework 4 (Standalone Installer) – (free to download): http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=17718 OR
.NET Framework 4 (Web Installer) – (free to download): http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=17851
Go to Visual Studio Menu --> Tools
Select External Tools…
Enter the following:
Title: NuGet Install Command (Having in Environment Variables Path): NuGet.exe Arguments: install your.package.name -excludeversion -outputDirectory .\Packages Initial directory: $(SolutionDir) Use Output window: Check Prompt for arguments: Check
On Clicking Apply and OK, NuGet Install will be added (as External Command) to Menu --> Tools
Menu --> Tools, clicking NuGet Install will pop up for NuGet Install Arguments and Command Line
Also, NuGet Toolbar can be added, right-click on Visual Studio Menu and select Customize…
Customize by clicking New…
Enter Toolbar name: NuGet and click OK
Check NuGet Checkbox in the Toolbars tab for NuGet Toolbar to pop up
Click Commands tab and select Tools and External Command 6 (Having added NuGet Install as External Command 6*)
*Note: The External Command number may differ depending on the particular Visual Studio installation
Drag and drop External Command 6 to NuGet Toolbar
Right-click NuGet Toolbar
Enter Name: Install Package
Right-click Change Button Image and select an image
Drag and drop NuGet Toolbar to the Menu
Click the NuGet Toolbar Install Package
Clicking on the NuGet Toolbar Install Package will pop up for NuGet Install Arguments and Command Line
Example NuGet Install:
install PayPalCoreSDK -excludeversion -outputDirectory .\Packages
On clicking OK, the output window should display:
Attempting to resolve dependency 'PayPalCoreSDK'. Attempting to resolve dependency 'log4net (ò 1.2.10)'. Successfully installed 'log4net 1.2.10'. Successfully installed 'PayPalCoreSDK 1.0.0'.
Menu View --> Output (Ctrl+Alt+O)
The 'PayPalCoreSDK' Package including the dependencies will be downloaded to the 'Packages' folder root directory of the Solution (.sln) file.
Select 'Packages' folder by clicking it and then click 'Show All Files' in the Solution Explorer
Note: If 'Packages' folder was not included in the Solution Explorer, click 'Show All Files' before clicking 'Refresh'
Add the references to the dependent files downloaded to 'Packages' folder:
Note: By default, the root directory of Nuget Installation is the same as that of the Solution (.sln) file.
In case of a direct installation using Visual Studio without loading any solution:
The typical location for Visual Studio 2005:
'C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE\'
The typical Installation location for Visual Studio 2008:
'C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\'