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v6.0.0-preview.1

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Released
2021-02-17

SDK 6.0.100-preview.1

Full version
6.0.100-preview.1.21103.13
Visual Studio support
Visual Studio 2019 (v16.9 Preview 4)
Included in
Visual Studio 16.9
Included runtimes
.NET Runtime 6.0.0-preview.1.21102.12
ASP.NET Core Runtime 6.0.0-preview.1.21102.12
.NET Desktop Runtime 6.0.0-preview.1.21102.12
Language support
C# 9.0
F# 5.0
Visual Basic 16.0
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ASP.NET Core Runtime 6.0.0-preview.1

The ASP.NET Core Runtime enables you to run existing web/server applications. On Windows, we recommend installing the Hosting Bundle, which includes the .NET Runtime and IIS support.

Full version
6.0.0-preview.1.21103.6
IIS runtime support (ASP.NET Core Module v2)
16.0.21034.0
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.NET Desktop Runtime 6.0.0-preview.1

The .NET Desktop Runtime enables you to run existing Windows desktop applications. This release includes the .NET Runtime, you do not need to install it separately.

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6.0.0-preview.1.21103.5
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.NET Runtime 6.0.0-preview.1

The .NET Runtime contains just the components needed to run a console app. Typically, you'd also install either the ASP.NET Core Runtime or .NET Desktop Runtime.

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6.0.0-preview.1.21102.12
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