Upgrading Syncfusion WinForms NuGet packages to a latest version

28 Oct 20213 minutes to read

Every three months, Syncfusion releases new volumes with interesting new features. For this volume, there will be weekly NuGet releases and a service pack. Syncfusion WinForms NuGet packages are released on a weekly basis to address critical issue fixes.

From any Syncfusion WinForms NuGet version you have installed; you can update to our most recent version.

Upgrade NuGet packages through Package Manager UI

The NuGet Package Manager UI in Visual Studio allows you to easily install, uninstall, and update NuGet packages in applications and solutions. You can find and upgrade the Syncfusion WinForms NuGet packages to the most recent version or to specific version in the WinForms solution or application and this process is easy with the steps below:

  1. Right-click on the WinForms application or solution in the Solution Explorer tab, and choose Manage NuGet Packages…

    Manage NuGet Packages add-in

    As an alternative, after opening the WinForms application in Visual Studio, go to the Tools menu and after hovering NuGet Package Manager, select Manage NuGet Packages for Solution…

  2. The Manage NuGet Packages window will open. Navigate to the Updates tab, then search for the Syncfusion WinForms NuGet packages using a term like “Syncfusion” and select the appropriate Syncfusion WinForms NuGet package for your application.

    The nuget.org package source is selected by default in the Package source drop-down. If your Visual Studio does not have nuget.org configured, follow the instructions in the Microsoft documents to set up the nuget.org feed URL.

  3. By default, the package selected with latest version. You can select the required version and click the Update button and accept the license terms. The package will be upgraded to selected version in your WinForms application.

    Winforms Upgrade

    You can choose the multiple NuGet packages by selecting the checkbox like below and click the Update button to update the multiple Syncfusion NuGet packages in your application.

    Winform NuGet Upgrade

Upgrade NuGet packages through .NET CLI

There is no distinct command for the update procedure in the .NET CLI. Unless you specify the package version, .NET CLI installs the latest version of the Syncfusion WinForms NuGet packages when you use the dotnet add package command.

To specify a version, add the -v parameter:

dotnet add package Syncfusion.Grid.Windows -v 19.2.0.59

Upgrade NuGet packages through Package Manager Console

The Package Manager Console saves NuGet packages upgrade time since you don’t have to search for the package you want to update, and you can just type the command to update the appropriate Syncfusion WinForms NuGet package. Follow the steps below to upgrade the installed Syncfusion NuGet packages using the Package Manager Console in your WinForms application.

  1. To show the Package Manager Console, open your WinForms application in Visual Studio and navigate to Tools in the Visual Studio menu and after hovering NuGet Package Manager, select Package Manager Console.

    Package Manager Console

  2. The Package Manager Console will be shown at the bottom of the screen. You can install the Syncfusion WinForms NuGet packages by enter the following NuGet update commands.

    Update specified Syncfusion WinForms NuGet package

    The below command will update the Syncfusion WinForms NuGet package in the default WinForms application

    Update-Package <Package Name>

    For example: Update-Package Syncfusion.Grid.Windows

    Update specified Syncfusion WinForms NuGet package in specified WinForms application

    The below command will update the Syncfusion WinForms NuGet package in the given WinForms application alone

    Update-Package <Package Name> -ProjectName <Project Name>

    For example: Update-Package Syncfusion.Grid.Windows -ProjectName SyncfusionWinformsApp

  3. By default, the package will be installed with latest version. You can give the required version with the -Version term like below to install the Syncfusion WinForms NuGet packages in the appropriate version.

    Update-Package Syncfusion.Grid.Windows -Version 19.2.0.59

    Package Manager Console Output

  4. The NuGet package manager will update the Syncfusion WinForms NuGet package as well as the dependencies it has.