Free and open source
.NET is a free and open-source project, developed and maintained on GitHub, the home for millions of developers who want to build great things together.
Fast and cross-platform
.NET performs faster than any other popular framework, according to TechEmpower. You can write, run, and build on multiple platforms, including Windows, Linux, and macOS.
Modern and productive
.NET helps you build apps for web, mobile, desktop, cloud, and more. With its large supportive ecosystem and powerful tooling, .NET is the most productive platform for developers.
Reuse code to build secure REST APIs that reach all your clients.
Deploy to mobile, web, desktop, and embedded devices from a single codebase.
Build web apps and services for macOS, Windows, Linux, and Docker.
Use a single codebase to build native mobile apps for iOS, Android, and more.
Create native apps for Windows and macOS, or build apps that run anywhere with web technologies.
Create independently deployable microservices that run on Docker containers.
Consume existing cloud services or create and deploy your own.
Add vision algorithms, speech processing, predictive models, and more to your apps.
Develop 2D and 3D games for the most popular desktops, phones, and consoles.
Internet of Things
Make IoT apps, with native support for the Raspberry Pi and other single-board computers.
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Build with the most secure package ecosystem trusted by millions of developers. With over 320,000 unique packages to date and 50,000 more each year.Browse the NuGet Gallery
Develop with the best IDE for .NET developers. Packed with an array of tools and features to elevate and enhance every stage of software development.Meet the Visual Studio family
Create modern, scalable cloud apps on a cloud platform designed for .NET.Explore Azure resources and tools
Join the large, engaged community of developers around the globe who build with .NET. Share, showcase, and solve together. Stay connected.Get connected
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Who uses .NET?
The world's top organizations are powered by .NET and trust Microsoft to make .NET the best choice in the industry for their mission critical software. Amazing developers like you use .NET to build incredible software for millions of companies around the world, in every industry.Read customer stories
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