Bug 22641 - Installed Packages not visible on "Add Reference" dialog/Packages tab
Summary: Installed Packages not visible on "Add Reference" dialog/Packages tab
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: NuGet ()
Version: 5.0
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: master
Assignee: Matt Ward
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-09-04 10:37 UTC by Miguel de Icaza [MSFT]
Modified: 2014-11-24 01:34 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

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Description Miguel de Icaza [MSFT] 2014-09-04 10:37:25 UTC
I installed a few nice NuGet Packages on a project.

Then I wanted another project in my solution to reference those as well.   

Currently the only option to add the package to a new project is to launch the NuGet UI and search for the component again and install it again.   I would love to not have to do this (and not wait for NuGet to start up either ;-)

Few options:

* Display list of available packages in the NuGet UI without having to wait for the download to take place (might require some ugly UI changes)

* Add this to "Add Reference" dialog in the "Packages" tab.   This "Packages" tab shows some pre-baked libraries from the system, it might make sense to also display libraries that are available in the project.
Comment 1 Matt Ward 2014-09-04 12:50:37 UTC
The old addin copied Visual Studio and had a dialog that you could open at the solution level and then add packages to multiple projects in one step. This old dialog is available in a separate addin that extends the built-in addin.

Another idea from the design team was to support drag and drop of the packages to other projects.
Comment 2 Miguel de Icaza [MSFT] 2014-09-05 10:38:47 UTC
Drag and drop from another project seems like an idiom that nobody would discover.   

I did drag and drop for years in Gnome.  We sprinkled drag and drop *everywhere*.   Nobody ever found those features, they were cute, they demoed great, nobody resorted to using them.
Comment 3 Prashant manu 2014-11-24 01:34:56 UTC
Currently added packages doesn't visible on "Add Reference" dialog/Packages tab
Screencast: http://www.screencast.com/t/QVwLvuXOIv2M

Environment Info:
Xamarin Studio
Version 5.5.4 (build 15)
Installation UUID: 0b7eaebc-a0ed-4b58-81df-91e378cad28c
	Mono 3.10.0 ((detached/197d3bb)
	GTK+ 2.24.23 (Raleigh theme)

	Package version: 310000032

Apple Developer Tools
Xcode 6.1 (6604)
Build 6A1052d

Version: (Business Edition)

Version: (Business Edition)
Hash: f36d1ed
Build date: 2014-11-18 17:47:28-0500

Version: (Business Edition)
Android SDK: /Users/Admin_Mac/Desktop/Anddk/android-sdk-macosx
	Supported Android versions:
		2.1    (API level 7)
		2.2    (API level 8)
		2.3    (API level 10)
		3.1    (API level 12)
		3.2    (API level 13)
		4.0    (API level 14)
		4.0.3  (API level 15)
		4.1    (API level 16)
		4.2    (API level 17)
		4.3    (API level 18)
		4.4    (API level 19)
		4.4.87 (API level 20)
		5.0    (API level 21)
Java SDK: /usr
java version "1.7.0_25"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_25-b15)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.25-b01, mixed mode)

Build Information
Release ID: 505040015
Git revision: f93940a35458a18052f1a25e106e62ca970d9c40
Build date: 2014-11-19 15:32:41-05
Xamarin addins: dc23cbd91a3a0e1d326328e1229e86c942a49ec8

Operating System
Mac OS X 10.10.0
Darwin Admin-Macs-Mac-mini.local 14.0.0 Darwin Kernel Version 14.0.0
    Fri Sep 19 00:26:44 PDT 2014
    root:xnu-2782.1.97~2/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64