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.NET Core is a free, cross-platform, open-source developer platform for building many different types of applications.

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Versions of .NET Core available for download
Version Status Latest release Latest release date End of support
.NET 5.0 (recommended) Current 5.0.2 2021-01-12
.NET Core 3.1 LTS 3.1.11 2021-01-12 2022-12-03
.NET Core 2.1 LTS 2.1.24 2021-01-12 2021-08-21

The following releases have reached end of life, meaning they're no longer supported. We recommend moving to a supported release.

Version Latest release Latest release date End of support
.NET Core 3.0 3.0.3 2020-02-18 2020-03-03
.NET Core 2.2 2.2.8 2019-11-19 2019-12-23
.NET Core 2.0 2.0.9 2018-07-10 2018-10-01
.NET Core 1.1 1.1.13 2019-05-14 2019-06-27
.NET Core 1.0 1.0.16 2019-05-14 2019-06-27