dotnet-add reference

Name

dotnet-add reference - Adds project-to-project (P2P) references.

Synopsis

dotnet add [<PROJECT>] reference [-f|--framework] <PROJECT_REFERENCES> [-h|--help]

Description

The dotnet add reference command provides a convenient option to add project references to a project. After running the command, the <ProjectReference> elements are added to the project file.

<ItemGroup>
  <ProjectReference Include="app.csproj" />
  <ProjectReference Include="..\lib2\lib2.csproj" />
  <ProjectReference Include="..\lib1\lib1.csproj" />
</ItemGroup>

Arguments

PROJECT

Specifies the project file. If not specified, the command will search the current directory for one.

PROJECT_REFERENCES

Project-to-project (P2P) references to add. Specify one or more projects. Glob patterns are supported on Unix/Linux-based systems.

Options

-h|--help

Prints out a short help for the command.

-f|--framework <FRAMEWORK>

Adds project references only when targeting a specific framework.

Examples

Add a project reference:

dotnet add app/app.csproj reference lib/lib.csproj

Add multiple project references:

dotnet add reference lib1/lib1.csproj lib2/lib2.csproj

Add multiple project references using a globbing pattern on Linux/Unix:

dotnet add app/app.csproj reference **/*.csproj