You are seeing this correctly: you can now register just your MyGet feed in Visual Studio and we’ll add upstream packages to your feed automatically, optionally filtered as well.
Enabling the MyGet package source proxy is very straightforward. Navigate to your feed of choice (or create a new one) and click the Package Sources item. This will present you with a screen similar to this:
From there, you can add external (or MyGet) feeds to your personal feed and add packages directly from them using the Add package dialog. More on that in Xavier’s blog post. What’s more: with the tick of a checkbox, these external feeds can also be aggregated with your feed in Visual Studio’s search results. Here’s the magical add dialog and the proxy checkbox:
As you may see, we also offer the option to filter upstream packages. For example, the filter string substringof('wp7', Tags) eq true that we used will filter all upstream packages where the tags contain “wp7”.
What will Visual Studio display us? Well, just the Windows Phone 7 packages from NuGet, served through our single-endpoint MyGet feed.
Instead of working with a number of NuGet feeds, your development team will just work with one feed that is aggregating packages from both MyGet and other package sources out there (NuGet, Orchard Gallery, Chocolatey, …). This centralizes managing external packages and makes it easier for your team members to find the packages they can use in your projects.
Do let us know what you think of this feature! Our UserVoice is there for you, and in fact, that’s where we got the idea for this feature from in the first place. Your voice is heard!
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