DotNet.ReproducibleBuilds 1.2.4

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dotnet add package DotNet.ReproducibleBuilds --version 1.2.4                
NuGet\Install-Package DotNet.ReproducibleBuilds -Version 1.2.4                
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="DotNet.ReproducibleBuilds" Version="1.2.4">
  <IncludeAssets>runtime; build; native; contentfiles; analyzers</IncludeAssets>
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add DotNet.ReproducibleBuilds --version 1.2.4                
#r "nuget: DotNet.ReproducibleBuilds, 1.2.4"                
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install DotNet.ReproducibleBuilds as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=DotNet.ReproducibleBuilds&version=1.2.4

// Install DotNet.ReproducibleBuilds as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=DotNet.ReproducibleBuilds&version=1.2.4                


This repo generates a package that enables reproducible builds in a single step, and documents MSBuild settings useful for enabling reproducibility through isolation.

This repo documents various MSBuild settings for reproducibilty, and providing two nuget packages for enabling some of these setting.

The packages are:

  • DotNet.ReproducibleBuilds
  • DotNet.ReproducibleBuilds.Isolated

DotNet.ReproducibleBuilds nuget package

It's highly recommended that all projects enable these settings, either via adding this package or manually as described here:

This package sets the following properties:

  • PublishRepositoryUrl = true
  • EmbedUntrackedSources = true
  • DebugType = embedded. You can specify portable in your project if you prefer, but you'll need to upload that .snupkg file too.
  • IncludePackageReferencesDuringMarkupCompilation = true (enables a fix for WPF)
  • ContinuousIntegrationBuild = true on CI systems

It also adds SourceLink dependencies for all repo types (the right one will be used automatically).

For more information on debugging with Source Link is here.


Add the following to your Directory.Build.props file so all projects in your solution have the package added -- use the latest package version.

  <PackageReference Include="DotNet.ReproducibleBuilds" Version="1.1.1" PrivateAssets="All"/>

MSBuild 16.10 is required to generate binaries that can be fully reproduced. You'll need Visual Studio 2019 16.10 and/or .NET 5.0.300 SDK. You'll get a warning if you're using a lower version.

Prerelease packages are available on the following NuGet feed:

DotNet.ReproducibleBuilds.Isolated Documentation and nuget package

It's highly recommended that all projects enable these settings, either via adding this package or manually, as described in Documentation/Reproducible-MSBuild.

This package configures a variety of properties and item groups to prevent your build from unintentionally depending on other installed software that's not described by your repo. All build dependencies should come from either the MSBuild SDK you've chosen, or from nuget packages restored from your package feed.

If you check out the same commit with the same SDK version and same nuget feed, you should get the same build result.


Add the following to the top of your projects or to Directory.Build.props:

<Sdk Name="DotNet.ReproducibleBuilds.Isolated" Version="1.1.1" />

Tested on MSBuild 16.7 (Latest LTS at time of writing).


See for information on contributing to this project.

This project has adopted the code of conduct defined by the Contributor Covenant to clarify expected behavior in our community. For more information, see the .NET Foundation Code of Conduct.


This project is licensed with the MIT license.

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DotNet.ReproducibleBuilds is a .NET Foundation project.

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# Changelog

## [1.2.0]

### Added

- [Support for transitive package references]( - thanks @meziantou!
- [Add RepositoryBranch package metadata when available in the build environment]( - thanks @kzu!

### Removed

- [Remove the automatically provided .NET Framework reference assembly PackageReference, since the SDK provides this already]( - thanks @MattKotsenas!