.NET Downloads

.NET Framework Downloads

The .NET Framework provides a comprehensive programming model for building all kinds of applications on Windows, from mobile to web to desktop.

.NET Core Downloads

These are advanced and specific downloads. You mostly likely just need the simpler instructions, so be aware. That said, you can download .NET Core as either an installer (msi, pkg) or an archive (zip, tar.gz).

You probably only need to download one of these:

.NET Core SDK Installer
(Preview 2)*
.NET Core Installer
.NET Core SDK binaries only
(Preview 2)*
.NET Core binaries only
Windows x64 / x86 .exe x64 / x86 .exe x64 / x86 .zip x64 / x86 .zip
Windows (Server Hosting)2 - x64 / x86 .exe - -
macOS3 x64 .pkg x64 .pkg x64 .tar.gz x64 .tar.gz
RHEL4 yum install rh-dotnetcore10 (more...) x64 .tar.gz x64 .tar.gz
Ubuntu5 x64 .deb - x64 .tar.gz x64 .tar.gz
Debian 8.2 - - x64 .tar.gz x64 .tar.gz
Fedora 23 - - x64 .tar.gz x64 .tar.gz
CentOS 7.1 - - x64 .tar.gz x64 .tar.gz
openSUSE 13.2 - - x64 .tar.gz x64 .tar.gz


  1. While .NET Core Runtime and Libraries are at V1.0, the tooling such as the .NET Core command line tools, Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code that enable you to work with .NET Core projects are in preview (more...)

  2. If you are looking to host stand-alone apps on Windows Servers, the ASP.NET Core Module for IIS can be installed separately on servers without installing .NET Core runtime. You can download the Windows (Server Hosting) installer and run the following command from an Administrator command prompt:
    DotNetCore.1.0.0-WindowsHosting.exe OPT_INSTALL_REDIST=0
  3. macOS 10.11 (El Capitan) or higher is required. There are known issues with OpenSSL 0.9.8 and oh-my-zsh (more...)

  4. .NET Core is currently supported by Red Hat on RHEL 7 Server (more...)

  5. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS are currently supported by .NET Core

Daily Builds

Not advanced enough for you? Want to live on the cutting edge?

Visit our GitHub repositories. Head over here to work with the daily and continuous integration builds of .NET Core as well as the GitHub Repo for ASP.NET Core.


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