New in version 3.23.

When using a Visual Studio generator, this cache variable controls if msbuild should automatically attempt to restore NuGet packages prior to a build. NuGet packages can be defined using the VS_PACKAGE_REFERENCES property on a target. If no package references are defined, this setting will do nothing.

The command line option --resolve-package-references can be used alternatively to control the resolve behavior globally. This option will take precedence over the cache variable.

Targets that use the DOTNET_SDK are required to run a restore before building. Disabling this option may cause the build to fail in such projects.

This setting is stored as a cache entry. Default value is ON.

See also the VS_PACKAGE_REFERENCES property.