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.NET Core



.NET scripts belong in your :doc:`home <basics-home>`, not in your :doc:`docroot <web-documentroot>`.

.NET is a server-side runtime implementation of CLR, the virtual machine that manages the execution of .NET programs. While .NET Core shares a subset of .NET Framework APIs, it comes with its own API that is not part of .NET Framework.


Release types

We provide the latest .NET Core LTS and apply security updates on a regular basis.

We also provide older versions; you can get a full list of curently available versions with dotnet --list-sdks.

Update policy

We update all supported versions on a regular basis.

Branch State Supported Until
7.0 current 2024-05
6.0.2 LTS 2024-11
5.0   2022-02
3.1   2022-12-03
2.1   2021-08-21

Getting started

Check out the Hello, Console App!.

Connection to webserver



.NET collects telemetry data by default. This can be turned off by setting the environment variable DOTNET_CLI_TELEMETRY_OPTOUT to 1.