Multi-platform Nuget Packing

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26 Nov, 2018 10:48 AM

I'm new to appveyor and not sure I understand that whole matrix system correctly, but as it seems to me it's impossible to have aggregate build results of several jobs for multiple platforms and toolsets. Can anyone confirm this ?
What I wanted to achieve is generating a Nuget for a C++ Windows library that should contain binaries compiled for Visual Studio 2013, 2015 and 2017, each of which in x86 and x64. Any way to do this ?

  1. 1 Posted by Owen McDonnell on 26 Nov, 2018 04:06 PM

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    I'm not sure exactly what you mean by 'aggregate build results' but if you are publishing nuget packages from a project with multiple jobs, this section of the docs may be relevant to you.

  2. 2 Posted by paolo20000 on 27 Nov, 2018 09:06 AM

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    Thanks for your reply.
    I saw that section and it seems Appveyor makes it quite easy to publish Nugets.
    But doesn't that generate one Nuget per job ? In my case I'm afraid I'd end up with as many as 6 packages ( [2013,2015,2017] x [x86,x64] ) while everything could be contained in only one Nuget.
    That's what I meant with aggregate the build results, merging the binaries compiled by several jobs into one package.

  3. 3 Posted by Owen McDonnell on 28 Nov, 2018 01:26 AM

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    My colleague created this script which could be used in this situation.
    I've adapted it a little below. Of course, the timeout is not really necessary if you prefer to just have maximum build time be the timeout. Also, note that the APPVEYOR_BUILD_NUMBER would need to change if you add any jobs to the matrix.

      - Visual Studio 2017
      - Visual Studio 2015
      - Visual Studio 2013
      - x86
      - x64
        secure: SlDEDtAKuvsy+VErEuc/4DxdhPeKu2WRqvYzEh/fiH4=
      TimeOutMins: 20
      - <your-packaging-scripts>
      - ps: |
          if ($env:APPVEYOR_JOB_NUMBER -eq 6) {  
            $headers = @{
                "Authorization" = "Bearer $ApiKey"
                "Content-type" = "application/json"
            [datetime]$stop = ([datetime]::Now).AddMinutes($env:TimeOutMins)
            [bool]$success = $false  
            while(!$success -and ([datetime]::Now) -lt $stop) {
                $project = Invoke-RestMethod -Uri "$env:APPVEYOR_ACCOUNT_NAME/$env:APPVEYOR_PROJECT_SLUG" -Headers $headers -Method GET 
                foreach ($job in $ {
                  if ($job.status -eq "success") {continue}
               $success = $true    
            if (!$success) {throw "Jobs were not finished in $env:TimeOutMins minutes"}
            foreach ($job in $filteredJobs) {
              Start-FileDownload$job.jobId/artifacts/<your-build-artifact> <artifact-name>
  4. Ilya Finkelshteyn closed this discussion on 28 Jan, 2019 09:00 PM.

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