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.NET Framework is a Windows-only version of .NET for building any type of app that runs on Windows.

Not sure what to download? See recommended downloads for the latest version of .NET.

Versions of .NET Framework available for download
Version Release date End of support
.NET Framework 4.8 (recommended) April 18, 2019
.NET Framework 4.7.2 April 30, 2018
.NET Framework 4.7.1 October 17, 2017
.NET Framework 4.7 April 05, 2017
.NET Framework 4.6.2 August 02, 2016
.NET Framework 4.6.1 November 30, 2015 April 26, 2022
.NET Framework 4.6 July 20, 2015 April 26, 2022
.NET Framework 4.5.2 May 05, 2014 April 26, 2022
.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 November 18, 2008 October 10, 2028

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

Version Release date End of support
.NET Framework 4.5.1 October 17, 2013 January 12, 2016
.NET Framework 4.5 August 15, 2012 January 12, 2016
.NET Framework 4.0 April 12, 2010 January 12, 2016