I have a piece of code that enables ELMAH SQlErrorLog to pull the connection string from the app settings. I needed that in order to make use of AppHarbor’s configuration variables.
In this article, I am going to document the process I went through to open source the code, and package it in a nuget package.
Create a new repository on GitHub
Make sure to tick the “Initialize this repository with a README”.
If your project is a .NET project, you can choose the VisualStudio .gitignore configuration.
Once your repository is created grab the url:
And execute “git clone <URL>”.
Move your project files in the new folder:
Prepare project to be published as a nuget package
First I needed to download the nuget.exe command line tool.
Then I run “nuget spec” in the folder where my .csproj file is. This generates a standard .nuspec file.
I included that file to the project and replaced the values:
Generating and publishing the package
I called “nuget pack WiseLabs.AppSettings.csproj” to generate the .nupkg file.
I called “nuget setApiKey API-Key”. (You can find your API key in your nuget.org account).
“nuget push WiseLabs.AppSettings.0.1.nupkg”
That’s it, your code is available as a package and can be installed in a project using “Install-Package WiseLabs.AppSettings”.
Pushing the code to github
At the root for the repository folder:
git add –A
git commit –am “First commit”
git push origin master