I am trying to setup automated nuget package restoration on a vs build or command line build.
When following the specified Microsoft article:
I am unable to get Visual Studio 2019 or the following commands (nuget restore mysolution.sln, msbuild -t:restore, msbuild -restore) to read from a packages.config file in each of my projects
I have tried the following:
removing any references to PackageReference in each of the project files
deleting the bin and obj folders in each project
adding a local nuget.config with the following:
deleting the local packages folder
deleting the global packages folder
running the following command: nuget locals all -clear
Updated Visual Studio -> Tools -> Options -> NuGet Package Manager and set "Allow Nuget to download missing packages" and "Automatically check for missing packages during build in Visual" and set the Default Package management format to "Packages.config"
Restarting Visual Studio a few times.
When I run the nuget restore command for my solution it attempts to restore from packagereference inside each of the project files but since I do not have any it does nothing but still creates the corresponding nuget.g.props and project.assets.json files. I cannot use packagereferences inside of project files since this is not portable to other projects.
I require the ability to use packages.config file with one of the build commands.
I am stumped as to why this is not working
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