Adding http_proxy to nuget config

I couldn't build a project locally because it wouldn't restore its nuget packages and kept receiving this error message:

Unable to load the service index for source

The secret was to add the proxy information to this file:

> cd $env:appdata\nuget
> n NuGet.Config

(Also known as %appdata%\nuget\NuGet.Config)

And add the config element shown below:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <add key="" value="" protocolVersion="3" />
    <add key="http_proxy" value="http://YOUR_PROXY:8080" />

Then restart visual studio. Right click the solution and choose "Restore Packages".

This change can also be effected at the commandline, by running a "Developer Command Prompt for VS 2017" and there-in typing:

nuget config -set http_proxy=http://YOUR_PROXY:8080

If you don't want to add it for all solutions you can allegedly just add a http_proxy to the local nuget.config within your solution.


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