Renovate supports upgrading dependencies in .csproj, .fsproj, and .vbproj files.

Version Support

Only SDK-style .csproj/.fsproj/.vbprojfiles are currently supported. By default, this includes:

  • .NET Core 1.0 and above
  • .NET Standard class libraries
  • Any .csproj/.fsproj/.vbproj in the SDK-style syntax

To convert your .NET Framework .csproj/.fsproj/.vbproj into an SDK-style project, one can follow the following guide.

How It Works

  1. Renovate searches in each repository for any files with a .csproj, .fsproj, or .vbproj extension
  2. Existing dependencies are extracted from <PackageReference> and <PackageVersion> tags
  3. Renovate looks up the latest version on (or on alternate feeds) to determine if any upgrades are available
  4. If the source package includes a GitHub URL as its source, and has either a "changelog" file or uses GitHub releases, then Release Notes for each version are embedded in the generated PR

Alternate feeds

Renovate by default performs all lookups on, but it also supports alternative NuGet feeds. Alternative feeds can be specified either in a NuGet.config file within your repository (Renovate will not search outside the repository) or in Renovate configuration options:

"nuget": {
  "registryUrls": [

In this example we defined 3 NuGet feeds. The package resolving process uses the merge strategy to handle the 3 feeds. All feeds are checked for dependency updates, and duplicate updates are merged/joined together into a single dependency update.

Protocol versions

NuGet supports two protocol versions, v2 and v3, the NuGet client and server must use the same protocol version. Renovate as a NuGet client supports both versions and will use v2 unless the configured feed URL ends with index.json (which mirrors the behavior of the official NuGet client). If you have a v3 feed that does not match this pattern (e.g. JFrog Artifactory) you need to help Renovate by appending #protocolVersion=3 to the registry URL:

"nuget": {
  "registryUrls": [

Authenticated feeds

Credentials for authenticated/private feeds can be provided via host rules in the configuration options (file or command line parameter).

"hostRules": [
    "hostType": "nuget",
    "baseUrl": "",
    "username": "root",
    "password": "p4$$w0rd"

Please note that at the moment only Basic HTTP authentication (via username and password) is supported.

Future work

Contributions and/or feature requests are welcome to support more patterns or additional use cases.