Free. Cross-platform. Open source.
What's new in .NET 8?
Elevate your app development with .NET 8. All-new upgrades include performance boosts, ASP.NET Core enhancements, and .NET MAUI platform and stability improvements. Supercharge your .NET applications by infusing AI and build cloud-native apps with .NET Aspire, the new, simplified stack for production-ready distributed applications.Learn more
Other .NET downloads
Looking for previous .NET Framework downloads for Windows?Download .NET Framework
.NET Coding Pack
With one download, the .NET Coding Pack gives you everything you need to get started coding with C#. The pack includes the VS Code editor, the .NET SDK, Interactive Notebooks, and more!
Find official images for .NET and ASP.NET Core on the Microsoft Artifact Registry.Explore .NET images
Build it with .NET
Build web apps and services for macOS, Windows, Linux, and Docker.
Mobile and desktop
Use a single codebase to build native apps for Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android.
Build scalable and resilient cloud-native apps that run on all major cloud providers.
Create independently deployable microservices that run on Docker containers.
Enhance your .NET experience
Explore further tools
Fully-featured integrated development environment (IDE) on Windows for building every type of .NET application.Download Visual Studio
Visual Studio Code
Develop on Linux, macOS, or Windows to build cross-platform websites and services. Install the C# extension to get the best experience.Download Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio for Mac
Build native Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows apps with .NET MAUI, plus websites and services with ASP.NET Core.4> Download Visual Studio for Mac