By Carmel ShvartzmanIn this tutorial we'll learn How to create a NuGet Package , containing a template with the Controllers, Views, Images, CSS & Scripts that you need in your Asp.Net MVC applications. We'll save our package in intranet or local file system, and use it every time we create a new project.
For this tutorial, we'll create an MVC application as Template to future projects, and save it as a NuGet Package.
Then, we'll create an empty MVC application, and we will use that NuGet package as a bootstrap for the new project , showing as follows:
First thing, browse to the Visual Studio Gallery at MSDN & update your NuGet Package Manager:
Next, you'll need a free tool called NuGet Package Explorer , at CodePlex :
Now, build the MVC application template that you want to save. For example, create an empty MVC app & add a View just as:
And also a Controller:
1) EVERY code file MUST be appended " .pp "
2) in the code, the namespace name MUST be replaced with a generic " $rootnamespace$ "
Now open the NuGet Explorer that you downloaded , & create a New package:
Edit the package taking care of setting Title, Author, Description, Language, Tags & Summary :
Edit whatever Dependencies the package should have :
Then add a Content folder:
Paste inside it all files & folders from your application, that you want to be part of your template :
Check whether you got all you need for your package:
Then add the DLLs from your template to the package:
First set the Framework version you want:
Copy-paste the DLLs :
Save the Package :
And Analyze it for errors:
Now go to the NEW project where you want to IMPORT the NuGet Package. Open the NuGet Manager at Settings & tell it WHERE to look up for your local Packages:
Find your Package at the FOLDER WHERE you put it:
Install your custom NuGet Package :
Check whether you got the whole template:
That's all!!In this tutorial we've learn how to create a NuGet Package hosted in the local file system, containing a template with the Controllers, Views, Images, CSS & Scripts that you need in your Asp.Net MVC applications.
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