Bug 20831 - User is unable to specify older version of NuGet Packages
Summary: User is unable to specify older version of NuGet Packages
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: NuGet ()
Version: 5.1
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Target Milestone: master
Assignee: Matt Ward
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-06-23 23:54 UTC by Bruce McLeod
Modified: 2014-06-24 03:23 UTC (History)
0 users

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Bruce McLeod 2014-06-23 23:54:31 UTC
I am trying to install an older version of Microsoft.AspNet.WebAPI as mono is not 100% compatible with version 5.1.2, however I am unable to specify an earlier version using the NuGet window.
Comment 1 Matt Ward 2014-06-24 03:23:03 UTC
In Xamarin Studio 5.1 it is possible to install an older version of a NuGet package from the Add Packages dialog. Xamarin Studio 5.1 is available in the beta channel. With 5.1 the Add Packages dialog and Xamarin Studio’s unified search can be used to search for all versions, a range of versions, or a specific version of a NuGet package. The search syntax is:

PackageId version:VersionNumber


Microsoft.AspNet.WebAPI version:5.1
Microsoft.AspNet.WebAPI version:5.1.0
Microsoft.AspNet.WebAPI version:*

The PackageId must exactly match the actual package id.

This feature is also available for Xamarin Studio 5.0 if you install the NuGet extensions addin.


This is an experimental addin which allows you to install a NuGet package with a specific version from the unified search directly and it also contains a prototype NuGet package console where you can use the standard NuGet PowerShell commands, such as Install-Package NUnit -Version 2.6.1