The runtime includes everything you need to run existing .NET and ASP.NET Core applications
This release has reached end of life, meaning it is no longer supported. We recommend moving to a supported release, such as 6.0 Runtime. See our support policy for more details.
Do you want to run console apps that use .NET on your Windows computer? Install the .NET Runtime.
Do you want to run a desktop app that uses .NET on your Windows computer? Install the .NET Desktop Runtime.
Do you want to run web/server applications? The ASP.NET Core Hosting Bundle includes the .NET Runtime and ASP.NET Core Runtime. If installed on a machine with IIS, it'll also add the ASP.NET Core IIS Module.
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Do you want to deploy .NET or ASP.NET Core applications on a server? .NET Runtime or ASP.NET Core Runtime can be installed via your package manager.
Do you want to run .NET apps on your Mac? Install the .NET Runtime.