Missing Package Management Console in Visual Studio 2022

Miko Wen 1 Reputation point

Recently I installed the Visual Studio 2022 for Mac. The version is 17.3.6 (build 20). However, when I create a new .NET 6 web application, I can't find the Project Management Console at the bottom line.

I refer to the website https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/nuget/consume-packages/install-use-packages-powershell and it says we can access the console by select Tools > NuGet Package Manager > Package Manager Console from the top menu. However, I open the top menu tools


And the Manage NuGet Manager button redirects me to the package install page.

May I ask how to go to the PM console?

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  1. Michael Taylor 49,076 Reputation points

    Please reread the docs you linked to :} Under Console Availability it says this:

    The Package Manager Console is built into the Package Manager for Visual Studio on Windows. Visual Studio Code and Visual Studio for Mac don't include the console. Visual Studio for Mac has a UI for managing NuGet packages, and the equivalent console commands are available through the NuGet CLI. For more information, see Install and manage NuGet packages in Visual Studio for Mac.

    It would have been nice if they had marked that section as important so it stands out. Perhaps you can provide feedback on that page to let them know it is not at all obvious it isn't available for Mac when embedded inside the larger paragraph so that others won't struggle finding it as well.