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Has anyone here worked with NuGet for their projects? I am looking for some recommendations on packages that people have found useful.

Everyone knows about the jQuery, the NUnit, the NHibernate, the ELMAH, etc. (or at least, I presume they do) but what are some of the lesser known but still useful packages?

Here are a couple that I found interesting:

  • AntiXSS
  • MVCMailer
  • DotLESS
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Is there some sort of functionality you are looking for? Simply searching for packages and using them because they sound useful isn't the ideal scenario (major scope creep). If there's a particular problem you are trying to solve, then we may be able to help guide you to a particular package to help you out. –  Brian Ball Mar 16 '11 at 3:20
No. This is not related to a specific project or problem. My intent was to gather a list of recommendations that might come in handy in the future. –  Athtar Mar 16 '11 at 4:14
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In addition to ELMAH I typically use:

  • log4net
  • HtmlAgilityPack
  • Ninject and Ninject.MVC3
  • Rhino.Mocks
  • WebActivator
  • EFCodeFirst
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The Entity Framework 4.1 RC was released today. With this release, EF includes the Code First functionality by default. That's why the EF-people have chosen to rename the NuGet package to 'EntityFramework'. More info here: blogs.msdn.com/b/adonet/archive/2011/03/15/… –  Kristof Claes Mar 16 '11 at 14:06
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There are many interesting project on NuGet, my favorites are:

  • Automapper
  • FluentValidation
  • Log4net
  • T4mvc
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