Getting started with WinForms for .NET Core
This document describes the experience of using WinForms on .NET Core. The Developer Guide describes how to develop features and fixes for Windows Forms.
Choose one of these options:
Creating new applications
You can create a new WinForms application with
dotnet new command, using the following commands:
dotnet new winforms -o MyWinFormsApp cd MyWinFormsApp dotnet run
WinForms Core does not yet have a dedicated Designer tool. For the time being, you can use this workaround.
Check out the .NET Core 3.0 WinForms samples for both basic and advanced scenarios.
Porting existing applications
To port your existing WinForms application from .NET Framework to .NET Core 3.0, refer to our porting guidelines.