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Hi,
I've following structure for a .NET Framework project:
-->ProjectSoln
-------->ClassLibraryProj1
-------->ClassLibraryProj2
-------->ConsumerLibraryProj3

ConsumerLibraryProj3 has project reference to ClassLibraryProj1 and ClassLibraryProj2.
When I'm trying to generate Nuget Package for the ConsumerLibraryProj3, the package doesn't include dependent dll's (ClassLibraryProj1 & ClassLibraryProj2). It doesn't include any of the dll's that are referenced by ClassLibraryProj1 and ClassLibraryProj2.

I tried to add the following for both the above two projects
<referenceoutputassembly>true
<includeassets>ClassLibraryProj1.dll
to ConsumerLibraryProj3.proj file. But this doesn't work in my case. The Nuget package contains only ConsumerLibraryProj3.dll.
I verified the above settings for a .NET Standard project and it works. But for .NET Framework type project I'm unable to get it done. Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks!

What I have tried:

I tried to add
the following for both the above two projects
<referenceoutputassembly>true
<includeassets>ClassLibraryProj1.dll
to ConsumerLibraryProj3.proj file. But this doesn't work in my case.
Posted
Updated 11-Feb-21 19:42pm
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If NuGet fails to see the dependencies, you can override the behavior by changing the .nuspec file.
Below information is taken from: .nuspec File Reference for NuGet | Microsoft Docs[^]
Quote:
To bypass this automatic behavior and explicitly control which files are included in a package, place a <files> element as a child of <package> (and a sibling of <metadata>), identifying each file with a separate <file> element.
Example:
<files>
    <file src="bin\Debug\*.dll" target="lib" />
    <file src="bin\Debug\*.pdb" target="lib" />
    <file src="tools\**\*.*" exclude="**\*.log" />
</files>


I used this to create a NuGet package with both x86 and x64 dll's:
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<package xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/packaging/2010/07/nuspec.xsd">
    <metadata>
        <id>BuildXXXXX</id>
        <version>1.0.0</version>
        <authors>XXXXX</authors>
        <requireLicenseAcceptance>false</requireLicenseAcceptance>
        <description>XXXXX 32 amd 64 bits</description>
    </metadata>
    <files>
        <file src="x64\Release\xxxxx.dll" target="lib/net47/x64" />
        <file src="x64\Release\xxxxx.pdb" target="lib/net47/x64" />
        <file src="x86\Release\xxxxx.dll" target="lib/net47/x86" />
        <file src="x86\Release\xxxxx.pdb" target="lib/net47/x86" />
    </files>
</package>
   
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Maciej Los 12-Feb-21 6:32am
   
5ed!

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