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Automated Dependency Updates for Nuget

Categories: dotnet

Renovate supports updating Nuget dependencies.

File Matching

By default, Renovate will check any files matching any of the following regular expressions:


For details on how to extend a manager's fileMatch value, please follow this link.

Supported datasources

This manager supports extracting the following datasources: dotnet-version, nuget.

Default config

  "fileMatch": [

Additional Information

Use packageRules to control the behavior of the NuGet package manager.

The NuGet package manager supports these SDK-style files and formats:

  • .csproj
  • .fsproj
  • .vbproj
  • .props
  • .targets
  • global.json
  • dotnet-tools.json

.NET Core projects are supported by default.

For Renovate to work with .NET Framework projects, you need to update these files so they match the new SDK-style format:

  • .csproj
  • .fsproj
  • .vbproj
  • .props
  • .targets

Open items

The below list of features and bugs were current when this page was generated on December 08, 2023.

Feature requests

  • Support detectGlobalManagerConfig /detectGlobalConfig for nuget #24485
  • Detect .NET version from global.json #24029
  • Ability to ignore pinned NuGet dependencies #21323
  • Extract RuntimeFrameworkVersion for dotnet #18434
  • NuGet Repository URLs and environment variables #8335

Bug reports

  • Nuget manager fails to update packages.lock.json artifact if nuget.config contains default registry #20888